Definition of Locomotor ataxia
1. Noun. Syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence.
Medical Definition of Locomotor ataxia
1. The severe gait ataxia seen with tabetic neurosyphylis. Patients walk with the feet wide apart, slapping them clumsily to the floor with each step, and depend on visual cues to maintain balance. See: tabetic neurosyphilis. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Locomotor ataxia
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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1899)
"RETARDATION OF PAIN-SENSE IN locomotor ataxia. ... That retardation of the sensibility for pain is not at all rare in locomotor ataxia is now well known. ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1898)
"He thought it would be well to avoid the name of locomotor ataxia as it is very awkward to speak of locomotor ataxia without locomotor ataxia. ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"Santonin in locomotor ataxia.—DR. E. NEGRO has found that santonin in three doses of five grains at three-hour intervals in eleven patients experimented on ..."
4. Medical Diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine; a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1900)
"But the ataxia is most constant and marked in locomotor ataxia. locomotor ataxia.—In this disorder we have uncertainty of motion and seeming palsy: or, ..."
5. Organic and functional nervous diseases: A Text-book of Neurology by Moses Allen Starr (1913)
"LOCOMOTOR ataxia is a chronic disease of the sensory portion of the spinal ... In some eases of locomotor ataxia a degeneration of the peripheral nerves has ..."
6. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1896)
"The prognosis of hereditary ataxia is unfavorable, and there is no known remedy which is of benefit. locomotor ataxia.—In connection with this degeneration ..."
7. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Nervous System by William Alexander Hammond (1876)
"... placed it in the cerebellum, and therefore regarded what he designated progressive locomotor ataxia as a disease of the cerebellum.1 Thus he said: " In ..."