noun[mass noun] Medicine
Loss of coordination of movement, especially as a result of syphilitic infection of the spinal cord. Also called tabes dorsalis.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of locomotor ataxia in:
- The US English dictionary