neurosyphilis

Definitions of neurosyphilis
  1. noun
    syphilis of the central nervous system
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    types:
    locomotor ataxia, tabes dorsalis
    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
    type of:
    lues, lues venerea, pox, syph, syphilis
    a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
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