tabes dorsalis


tabes dorsalis

noun Pathology.

  1. syphilis of the spinal cord and its appendages, characterized by shooting pains and other sensory disturbances, and, in the later stages, by paralysis.

noun

  1. a form of late syphilis that attacks the spinal cord causing degeneration of the nerve fibres, pains in the legs, paralysis of the leg muscles, acute abdominal pain, etcAlso called: locomotor ataxia

n.

  1. A late form of syphilis resulting in hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and characterized by shooting pains, emaciation, loss of muscular coordination, and disturbances of sensation and digestion.Duchenne’s disease locomotor ataxia spinal atrophy

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