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Paresis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Paresis
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.636
C23.888.592.643
Unique ID
D010291
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010291
Annotation
remember that "paresis" is sometimes just "paralysis" in foreign lit; spastic paraparesis = PARAPARESIS, SPASTIC or PARAPARESIS, TROPICAL SPASTIC if caused by HUMAN T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS 1
Scope Note
A general term referring to a mild to moderate degree of muscular weakness, occasionally used as a synonym for PARALYSIS (severe or complete loss of motor function). In the older literature, paresis often referred specifically to paretic neurosyphilis (see NEUROSYPHILIS). "General paresis" and "general paralysis" may still carry that connotation. Bilateral lower extremity paresis is referred to as PARAPARESIS.
Entry Term(s)
Brachial Paresis
Crural Paresis
Hemiparesis
Lower Extremity Paresis
Monoparesis
Muscle Paresis
Muscular Paresis
Upper Extremity Paresis
NLM Classification #
WL 346
Public MeSH Note
1963; for HEMIPARESIS see HEMIPLEGIA 1974-1999
History Note
1963; for HEMIPARESIS use HEMIPLEGIA 1974-1999
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/13
Paresis Preferred
Monoparesis Narrower
Lower Extremity Paresis Narrower
Upper Extremity Paresis Narrower
Hemiparesis Narrower
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