paraparesis

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par·a·pa·re·sis

 (păr′ə-pə-rē′sĭs, -păr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. par·a·pa·re·ses (-sēz)
Partial paralysis of the lower limbs.

paraparesis

(ˌpærəpəˈriːsɪs)
n
(Pathology) muscle weakness, esp of the legs, allowing limited movement; partial paralysis
paraparetic adj

par•a•pa•re•sis

(ˌpær ə pəˈri sɪs, -ˈpær ə sɪs)

n.
partial paralysis, esp. of the lower limbs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraparesis - a slight paralysis or weakness of both legs
paresis - a slight or partial paralysis
Translations

par·a·pa·re·sis

n. paraparesis, parálisis parcial esp. de las extermidades inferiores.

paraparesis

n paraparesia; tropical spastic — paraparesia espástica tropical
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Gessain A, Barin F, Vernant JC, et al Antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus ttype-I in patients with tropical spastic paraparesis.
Although most of the infected individuals remain asymptomatic for long periods of time, 2-3 % develop adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) (6) and about 1-2 % of the infected individuals display an evolution towards a neurodegenerative chronic condition termed HTLV-I Associated Myelopathy Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM/ TSP) (7, 8).
In spite of it's large clinical use, published evidences of the efficacy of eperisone are limited to the treatment of patients with myelopathy or tropical spastic paraparesis (11), neurogenic bladder (12), increased muscular tone after stroke (13), and muscle cramps from liver diseases (14); in addition, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial has shown a clear benefit of eperisone on pain in the nuchal region, back pain, pain in arms and shoulders, stiffness and other symptoms in patients with cervical spondylosis (15).
In addition, patients with a presumptive diagnosis of HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/ tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/ TSP) have been regularly referred from three major public hospitals (17).