Tabes-dorsalis meaning

dôr-sālĭs, -sălĭs
A late form of syphilis resulting in a hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and marked by shooting pains, emaciation, loss of muscular coordination, and disturbances of sensation and digestion.
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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.
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A late form of syphilis resulting in a hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and marked by shooting pains, emaciation, loss of muscular coordination, and disturbances of sensation and digestion.
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(pathology) A degeneration of the sensory neurons of the spinal cord carrying afferent information.
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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