general paresis


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

First Known Use of GENERAL PARESIS

1874

general paresis

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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