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See tabes dorsalis.
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(Pathology) pathol another name for tabes dorsalis
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ta′bes dor•sal′is(dɔrˈsæl ɪs, -ˈseɪ lɪs)
progressive degeneration of the spinal cord and nerve roots, esp. as a consequence of syphilis.
[1675–85; < New Latin: literally, tabes of the back; see dorsal]
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|Noun||1.||locomotor ataxia - syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence|
neurosyphilis - syphilis of the central nervous system
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