- Monoparesis – One leg or one arm
- Paraparesis – Both legs
- Hemiparesis – One arm and one leg on either side of the body
- Triparesis Three limbs. This can either mean both legs and one arm, both arms and a leg, or a combination of one arm, one leg, and face
- Double Hemiparesis all four limbs are involved, but one side of the body is more affected than the other
- Tetraparesis – All four limbs.
- Quadriparesis All four limbs, equally affected
- These terms frequently refer to the impairment of motion in multiple sclerosis. and Cerebral palsy
- Gastroparesis – impaired stomach emptying
- A form of ophthalmoplegia
- Spastic paresis – exaggerated tendon reflexes and muscle hypertonia
- In the past, the term was most commonly used to refer to "general paresis", which was a symptom of untreated syphilis. However, due to improvements in treatment of syphilis, it is now rarely used in this context.