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general paresis

noun

Definition of GENERAL PARESIS

:  insanity caused by syphilitic alteration of the brain that leads to dementia and paralysis —called also general paralysis of the insane
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First Known Use of GENERAL PARESIS

1874
Medical Dictionary

general paresis

noun

Medical Definition of GENERAL PARESIS

:  insanity caused by syphilitic alteration of the brain that leads to dementia and paralysis—called also dementia paralytica, general paralysis of the insane

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