general paresis

noun

Definition of general paresis

: syphilis of the central nervous system that is characterized by memory loss, muscle weakness, progressive dementia, seizures, and paralysis

First Known Use of general paresis

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“General paresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general%20paresis. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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general paresis

noun

Medical Definition of general paresis

: 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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