Definition of paraparesis in English:

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paraparesis

Pronunciation: /ˌparəpəˈrēsis/

noun

Partial paralysis of the lower limbs.
Example sentences
  • In a prospective study designed to more accurately define the incidence of CSM, 23.6 percent of 585 patients with tetraparesis or paraparesis admitted to a United Kingdom regional neuroscience center had CSM.
  • These patients with lower spinal cord involvement often present with myelopathies, cauda equina syndrome, paraparesis, or bladder dysfunction.
  • The neurologic examination will often reveal monoparesis or paraparesis, a sensory level and sphincter disturbances.

Derivatives

paraparetic

Pronunciation: /-ˈretik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Over the subsequent 24 hours, she remained acutely paraparetic but began experiencing significant pain and mottling in her right leg.
  • I awakened from that surgery paralysed from the waist down (paraparetic).

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Syllabification: par·a·pa·re·sis

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