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- adj. pertaining to paresis
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- adj. Of or pertaining to paresis; affected with paresis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with paresis: as, a paretic affection; a paretic, patient.
- n. One who suffers from paresis.
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- n. a person afflicted with paresis (partial paralysis)
At that time about a fifth of all male first admissions to mental hospitals fell into the paretic category.
By the early twentieth century, the number of paretic admissions began to increase dramatically.
Nor could general hospitals pick up the slack; their concern with acute illnesses and short patient stays rendered them unsuitable for the care for paretic patients capable of surviving for as long as five years.40
Similarly, Malzberg called attention to improving outcomes of schizophrenic and paretic patients.38
Given the nature of the disease, few households were prepared to cope with paretic members.
To be sure, Boston Psychopathic admitted substantial numbers of paretic patients, a group well represented in asylum populations.
As has been previously suggested, the notion that “functional mental disorders” are instances of sickness similar in certain ways to the sickness exhibited by a paretic is partly based on the fact that in many cases it is extremely difficult to discover from behavior alone whether an individual patient is suffering from an organic or functional psychosis.
In other words, we are to endeavor to prevent atrophy of the affected muscles, or, where this has already taken place to some extent, to restore their normal bulk; and, _second_, we must strive to restore the more or less impaired contractility of the paralytic or paretic muscles.
On October 22d, he complained of numbness in the left leg, which gradually increased, the leg at the same time becoming paretic, so that the patient required the aid of a cane for ordinary locomotion.
Another general paretic promised to his physician such gifts as an ivory vest with diamond buttons, boasted of his great strength while scarcely able to walk alone, and declared he was a celebrated vocalist, while his lips and tongue were so tremulous he could scarcely articulate.