Tabes Dorsalis Definition

dôr-sālĭs, -sălĭs
A chronic disease of the nervous system, usually caused by syphilis and characterized by disturbances of sensations, loss of reflexes and of muscular coordination, functional disorders of organs, etc.
Webster's New World

(pathology) A degeneration of the sensory neurons of the spinal cord carrying afferent information.


Origin of Tabes Dorsalis

  • New Latin tābēs dorsālis Latin tābēs tabes Late Latin dorsālis dorsal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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