|paresis (pəˈriːsɪs, ˈpærɪsɪs)|
|—n , pl -ses|
|1.||incomplete or slight paralysis of motor functions|
|2.||See general paralysis of the insane short for general paresis|
|[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a relaxation, from parienai to let go, from |
paresis pa·re·sis (pə-rē'sĭs, pār'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pa·re·ses (-sēz)
Slight or partial paralysis.
psychosis caused by widespread destruction of brain tissue occurring in some cases of late syphilis. Mental changes include gradual deterioration of personality, impaired concentration and judgment, delusions, loss of memory, disorientation, and apathy or violent rages. Convulsions are not uncommon, and while temporary remissions sometimes occur, untreated paresis is eventually fatal.
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