Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan


  • Maryellen RomeroEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_767


Paresis refers to a state of incomplete paralysis in which the patient may be able to execute part of a motor response independently. The term “general paresis” refers to the gradual loss of cortical function, progressive dementia, and generalized paralysis resulting from neurosyphilis infection.


References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA