- meningoencephalitis) which results in progressive dementia and generalized paralysis.
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general paresis — noun also general paralysis : syphilis of the cerebral cortex and overlying membranes usually of insidious onset with personality changes and protean manifestations that change from month to month progressing to dementia and paralysis * * *… … Useful english dictionary
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general paresis — or general paralysis n. PARESIS (sense 2) * * * … Universalium
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paresis — [pə rē′sis, par′ə sis] n. pl. pareses [pə rē′sēz΄, par′əsēz΄] [ModL < Gr < parienai, to relax < para (see PARA 1) + hienai, to set in motion (see JET1)] 1. partial or slight paralysis 2. a disease of the brain caused by syphilis of the… … English World dictionary
general paralysis — noun see general paresis * * * Pathol. a syphilitic brain disorder characterized by chronic inflammation and degeneration of cerebral tissue resulting in mental and physical deterioration. Also called general paresis. [1890 95] * * * general… … Useful english dictionary
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paresis — paretic /peuh ret ik, ree tik/, n., adj. paretically, adv. /peuh ree sis, par euh sis/, n. Pathol. 1. partial motor paralysis. 2. a late manifestation of syphilis, characterized by progressive dementia and paralysis. [1685 95; < NL < Gk páresis… … Universalium