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

Browse

July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears