Definition of Tabes dorsalis

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.

Exact synonyms: Locomotor Ataxia
Generic synonyms: Neurosyphilis

Definition of Tabes dorsalis

1. Noun. locomotor ataxia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tabes dorsalis

1. A condition that results from the destruction of the dorsal columns in the spinal cord, normally responsible for position sense. Loss of position sense causes severe gait and leg ataxia (balance and motor control problems). Tabes dorsalis can be the result of spinal cord injury or infection (syphilis). Results in a staggering wide-based gait, postural instability, pain and paresthesias. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tabes Dorsalis

tabellions
taber
taberd
taberdar
taberdars
taberds
tabered
tabering
taberna
tabernacle
tabernacled
tabernacling
tabernacular
tabers
tabes
tabes dorsalis (current term)
tabes ergotica
tabes spasmodica
tabes spinalis
tabescence
tabescent
tabetic
tabetic arthropathy
tabetic crisis
tabetic cuirass
tabetic dissociation
tabetic neurosyphilis
tabetics
tabetiform
tabi

Literary usage of Tabes dorsalis

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The most characteristic example is tabes dorsalis, in which the degeneration is almost limited to the sensory neuron systems. Subsequently, we shall discuss ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"A STUDY OF PROXIMO- AND ACRO-ATAXIA IN tabes dorsalis.1 BY FREDERICK B. CLARKE, MD, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. (From the Department"of Neurology of the ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"Laryngeal Symptoms in tabes dorsalis.—Dr. Moritz, iu an interesting comment on Dr. Burger's monograph on " The Laryngeal Lesions of Locomotor Ataxy," says ..."

4. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"... and in some measure his arrangement of the subject is followed herein. Etiology.—The principal factor in the etiology of tabes dorsalis is syphilis. ..."

5. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1906)
"In discussing the pathogenesis of tabes dorsalis he referred to the recent observations of Orr and Rowe upon the production of ..."

6. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"Spasmodic tabes dorsalis, and ataxic tabes dorsalis. Parallel between the (wo affections. Characteristics of gait. On contracture and trepidation in ..."

7. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"But little that is definite was known until lately as to the cans« "Í tabes dorsalis. Hereditary conditions play a very slight part in genuine case», ..."

8. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The most characteristic example is tabes dorsalis, in which the degeneration is almost limited to the sensory neuron systems. Subsequently, we shall discuss ..."

9. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"A STUDY OF PROXIMO- AND ACRO-ATAXIA IN tabes dorsalis.1 BY FREDERICK B. CLARKE, MD, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. (From the Department"of Neurology of the ..."

10. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"Laryngeal Symptoms in tabes dorsalis.—Dr. Moritz, iu an interesting comment on Dr. Burger's monograph on " The Laryngeal Lesions of Locomotor Ataxy," says ..."

11. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"... and in some measure his arrangement of the subject is followed herein. Etiology.—The principal factor in the etiology of tabes dorsalis is syphilis. ..."

12. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1906)
"In discussing the pathogenesis of tabes dorsalis he referred to the recent observations of Orr and Rowe upon the production of ..."

13. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"Spasmodic tabes dorsalis, and ataxic tabes dorsalis. Parallel between the (wo affections. Characteristics of gait. On contracture and trepidation in ..."

14. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"But little that is definite was known until lately as to the cans« "Í tabes dorsalis. Hereditary conditions play a very slight part in genuine case», ..."

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