locomotor ataxia

locomotor ataxia

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1875–80

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locomotor ataxia
 
n
pathol another name for tabes dorsalis

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locomotor ataxia n.
See tabes dorsalis.

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locomotor ataxia

rare neurologic form of tertiary syphilis, involving sensory deficits, loss of neuromuscular coordination, and diminished reflexes. Symptoms of this form of neurosyphilis chiefly affect the legs and may not appear for more than 25 years after the initial infection. Untreated, tabes dorsalis usually makes unassisted walking impossible and severely debilitates the victim.

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