Definition of Tertiary syphilis

1. Noun. The third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver.

Generic synonyms: Lues, Lues Venerea, Pox, Syph, Syphilis

Medical Definition of Tertiary syphilis

1. An advanced (stage III) syphilitic infection (Treponema pallidum) affecting nervous structures. Symptoms include ataxia, dementia and tabes dorsalis (staggering gait and postural difficulties). (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tertiary Syphilis

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tertiary oesophageal contractions
tertiary phosphine
tertiary phosphines
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tertiary sectors
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tertiary syphilis (current term)
tertiary villus
tertiary vitreous
tertium quid
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Literary usage of Tertiary syphilis

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1. A System of Surgery by Frederick Treves, Sir Charles B Ball (1895)
"tertiary syphilis. Phenomena of tertiary syphilis. — The tertiary stage is escaped by a large proportion of syphilitic patients, especially those who have ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"DISCUSSION ON tertiary syphilis, being in the third year. ... tertiary syphilis might, indeed, be seen in persons of good general health, who had received ..."

3. Commemoration Volume by American Medical Association, Victor Clarence Vaughn (1915)
"CHAPTER VI THE COURSE OF SYPHILIS (Continued) tertiary syphilis All of the symptoms of tertiary syphilis are due to the activity of localized foci of ..."

4. The Pathology and Treatment of Venereal Diseases by Robert William Taylor (1895)
"Death from brain and spinal-cord lesions is to be feared in early tertiary syphilis. It will be generally found that precocious tertiary syphilis is much ..."

5. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1895)
"The enormously frequent occurrence of tertiary syphilis in cases left ... Malignant " syphilis is not to be considered a form of tertiary syphilis. ..."

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