Definition of neurosyphilis in English:

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neurosyphilis

Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōˈsifələs/

noun

Syphilis that involves the central nervous system.
Example sentences
  • Tertiary syphilis or neurosyphilis should be treated with penicillin G sodium, 3 million units IV every 4 hours for 10 to 14 days, followed by penicillin G benzathine, 2.4 million units IM weekly for 3 weeks.
  • Tertiary or late syphilis is classified into gummatous syphilis, cardiovascular syphilis, and neurosyphilis.
  • The clinical manifestations of neurosyphilis include seizures, ataxia, aphasia, paresis, hyperreflexia, personality and cognitive changes, visual changes, hearing loss, neuropathy, and loss of bowel and bladder functions.

Derivatives

neurosyphilitic

Pronunciation: /-sifəˈlitik/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Why some neurosyphilitic patients progress and others remain asymptomatic has remained a mystery.
  • This case report documents failure of primary treatment and neurosyphilitic recrudescence.
  • Late syphilis may take the forms of late benign syphilis, cardiovascular syphilis and neurosyphilitic disease.

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Syllabification: neu·ro·syph·i·lis

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