from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A late form of syphilis resulting in a hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and marked by shooting pains, emaciation, loss of muscular coordination, and disturbances of sensation and digestion. Also called locomotor ataxia.
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- n. A degeneration of the sensory neurons of the spinal cord carrying afferent information.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. locomotor ataxia; -- sometimes called simply tabes.
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- n. syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence
New Latin tābēs dorsālis : Latin tābēs, tabes + Late Latin dorsālis, dorsal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Among special studies of individual diseases were: on tabes dorsalis by Romberg, Duchenne, Armand Trousseau (1801-66),