subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord

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sub·a·cute com·bined de·gen·er·a·tion of the spi·nal cord

a subacute or chronic disorder of the spinal cord, such as that occurring in certain patients with vitamin B12 deficiency, characterized by a slight to moderate degree of gliosis in association with spongiform degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns.

subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord

sub·a·cute com·bined de·gen·er·a·tion of the spi·nal cord

(sŭb'ă-kyūt' kŏm-bīnd' dĕ-jen'ĕr-ā'shŭn spī'năl kōrd)
A disorder of the spinal cord, such as that occurring in vitamin B12 deficiency, characterized by gliosis with spongiform degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns.
Synonym(s): Putnam-Dana syndrome, vitamin B12 neuropathy.
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