Definition of Paraparesis
1. Noun. A slight paralysis or weakness of both legs.
Medical Definition of Paraparesis
1. Weakness affecting the lower extremities. Origin: para-+ paresis (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Paraparesis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"Spastic paraparesis of the aged may also be produced by small cerebral foci which involve both sides. I saw several cases in which there were present ..."
2. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1917)
"Weakness in the legs or paraparesis is occasionally a symptom of chronic uremia in ... The symptoms are those of a slowly progressing spastic paraparesis, ..."
3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"There were ataxic movements of the legs in walking and when the patient was recumbent, also spastic paraparesis, with clonus and pathological reflexes. ..."
4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1910)
"A light form of unilateral paresis may be found or a paraplegia or paraparesis may be complete, except in one toe or a foot. As in one of my cases, ..."
5. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"... A. spinalis posterior and of the A. spinalis anterior supplying the spinal cord (senile spastic paraparesis with sensory and sphincteric disturbances; ..."
6. Serology of Nervous and Mental Diseases by David Michael Kaplan (1914)
"Senile Spastic paraparesis.—As the name implies, this is a disease of the aged. In the majority of instances the changes are similar to those seen in ..."