Medical Dictionary

tabes dorsalis

noun tabes dor·sa·lis \-dr-ˈsā-ləs, -ˈsal-əs\

Medical Definition of TABES DORSALIS

:  a syphilitic disorder that involves the dorsal horns of the spinal cord and the sensory nerve trunks and that is marked by wasting, pain, lack of coordination of voluntary movements and reflexes, and disorders of sensation, nutrition, and vision—called also locomotor ataxia


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