paresis

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From Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek πάρεσις (páresis, letting go, paralysis), from παριέναι (pariénai, relax), from παρα- (para-) + ἰέναι (iénai, let go).

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paresis (plural pareses)

  1. A paralysis which is incomplete or which occurs in isolated areas.
  2. Inflammation of the brain as a cause of dementia or paralysis.

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