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(pă-rē′sĭs, par′ĕ-sĭs )

(pă-rē′sēz″, par′ĕ-sēz″)
pl. pareses [Gr. paresis, paralysis]

1. Partial or incomplete paralysis.
SEE: paralysis
2. A dated but occasionally used term for neurological complications of syphilis.
paretic (pă-ret′ik ), adj.

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