tabes dorsalis definition

  • noun:
    • A late type of syphilis leading to a hardening of the dorsal articles associated with the spinal-cord and marked by shooting discomforts, emaciation, loss in muscular control, and disruptions of feeling and food digestion. Also known as locomotor ataxia.
    • A degeneration associated with the sensory neurons for the back carrying afferent information.
    • locomotor ataxia; -- sometimes known as simply tabes.
    • syphilis associated with spinal cord characterized by deterioration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains into the trunk and feet and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence

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