vi \ə-ˈsend\

Definition of ASCEND

: to move upward: as a : to conduct nerve impulses toward or to the brain <nerve fibers that ascend to a nucleus of the brain> <ascending and descending tracts> b : to affect the extremities and especially the lower limbs first and then the central nervous system <ascending paralysis>

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