Definition of tabes dorsalis in English:

tabes dorsalis

Line breaks: tabes dor|salis
Pronunciation: /dɔːˈseɪlɪs


  • another term for locomotor ataxia.
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    • Diabetes mellitus, tabes dorsalis, and syringomyelia are common causes.
    • The clinical presentation has shifted from general paresis and tabes dorsalis to meningovascular and atypical forms.
    • Classically, there are three recognized types of CNS syphilis: meningovascular, parenchymatous, and tabes dorsalis.


modern Latin, literally 'wasting of the back'.

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