Definition of locomotor ataxia in English:

locomotor ataxia

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[mass noun] Medicine
  • Loss of coordination of movement, especially as a result of syphilitic infection of the spinal cord. Also called tabes dorsalis.
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    • As Mears was preparing this anthology she was suffering from the onset of locomotor ataxia, the loss of strength and co-ordination in walking.
    • However this delicate matter remains open, because in 1903 he was stricken with locomotor ataxia.
    • He focused his studies particularly on organic gait disorders, locomotor ataxia, and hysteria.

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