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subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord in Medicine

subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord n.
The degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12 and usually associated with pernicious anemia, resulting in a prickling or burning sensation of the skin and a loss of coordination. Also called Putnam-Dana syndrome, vitamin B12 neuropathy.

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