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general paresis

noun

Definition of general paresis

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



1874

First Known Use of general paresis

1874


Medical Dictionary

general paresis

noun

Medical Definition of general paresis

  1. :  neurosyphilis that is marked by chronic inflammation of the brain and meninges and is characterized by memory loss, muscle weakness, personality changes, progressive dementia, seizures, and generalized paralysis—called also dementia paralytica




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