Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Paresis

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

Definition

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.

Cross-References

References and Readings

  1. Goetz, C. G. (2003). Textbook of clinical neurology (2nd ed.pp. 931–933). St. Louis: WB Saunders.Google Scholar
  2. Moore, D. P., & Jefferson, J. W. (2004). Handbook of medical psychiatry (2nd ed.pp. 404–406). St. Louis: Mosby.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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