tabes dorsalis

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tabes dor·sa·lis

 (dôr-sā′lĭs, -săl′ĭs)
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. Also called locomotor ataxia.

[New Latin tābēs dorsālis : Latin tābēs, tabes + Late Latin dorsālis, dorsal.]

tabes dorsalis

(Pathology) 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, etc. Also called: locomotor ataxia
[New Latin, literally: tabes of the back; see tabes, dorsal]

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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Noun1.tabes dorsalis - 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

ta·bes dor·sa·lis

n. tabes dorsal, [ataxia locomotora] degeneración de partes de la espina dorsal en la etapa tardía de sífilis.