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[dawr-sal-is, -sey-lis] /dɔrˈsæl ɪs, -ˈseɪ lɪs/
noun, Pathology.
syphilis of the spinal cord and its appendages, characterized by shooting pains and other sensory disturbances, and, in the later stages, by paralysis.
tabes dorsalis
a form of late syphilis that attacks the spinal cord causing degeneration of the nerve fibres, pains in the legs, paralysis of the leg muscles, acute abdominal pain, etc Also called locomotor ataxia

tabes dorsalis tabes dor·sa·lis (dôr-sā’lĭs, -sāl’ĭs)
A late form of syphilis resulting in hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and characterized by shooting pains, emaciation, loss of muscular coordination, and disturbances of sensation and digestion. Also called Duchenne’s disease, locomotor ataxia, spinal atrophy.


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