Definition of tabes dorsalis in English:

tabes dorsalis

noun

another term for locomotor ataxia
  • ‘Diabetes mellitus, tabes dorsalis, and syringomyelia are common causes.’
  • ‘The clinical presentation has shifted from general paresis and tabes dorsalis to meningovascular and atypical forms.’
  • ‘Classically, there are three recognized types of CNS syphilis: meningovascular, parenchymatous, and tabes dorsalis.’
  • ‘In 1868, Charcot identified neuropathic joints with an unusual pattern of bone destruction in patients with tabes dorsalis.’

Origin

Modern Latin, literally ‘wasting of the back’.

Pronunciation

tabes dorsalis

/dɔːˈseɪlɪs/