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 (pə-rē′sĭs, păr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pa·re·ses (-sēz)
1. Slight or partial paralysis.
2. General paresis.

[Greek, act of letting go, paralysis, from parīenai, to let fall : para-, beside; see para-1 + hīenai, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

pa·ret′ic (pə-rĕt′ĭk) adj. & n.
pa·ret′i·cal·ly adv.
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Noun1.paretic - a person afflicted with paresis (partial paralysis)
paralytic - a person suffering from paralysis
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In patients affected by diplopia due to extraocular imbalance VT aims to: reduce the muscle/s contracture and restore the normal muscle functionality in the paretic muscle/s; increase the range of fusion; increase the convergence and divergence range.
The CT program focused on trunk stabilization, weight transfer to the paretic leg, and walking between parallel bars or on the ground.
Ratel further discloses that the CSFPMT is proactively involved with the establishment of a Paretic Clinic at the Jackson F.
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In Group A, paretic step length is shorter than the non-paretic step length while in Group B showed longer paretic step length than the non-paretic step length.
Constraint-induced movement therapy for the upper paretic limb in acute or sub-acute stroke: a systematic review.
This gives the patient the illusion of correctly moving the paretic hand [3].
People with lateropulsion push themselves toward their paretic side, and actively resist passive correction of the altered posture back to or beyond midline (Davies, 1985; Perennou et al., 2008).
Therapeutic instrumental music performance draws upon functional movement patterns using musical instruments to encourage the individual to engage in repetitive, cyclic movement of the paretic limb, with musical support (Thaut, 2005).
One of the participating patients who had an itchy and unusual feeling in her paretic arm reported the following: