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tabes

 [ta´bēz]
1. wasting of the body or a part of it.
2. tabes dorsalis. adj., adj tabet´ic.
tabes dorsa´lis a slowly progressive nervous disorder, from degeneration of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and sensory nerve trunks, resulting in disturbances of sensation and interference with reflexes and consequently with movements; called also locomotor ataxia. It is caused by syphilis and may appear 5 to 20 years after initial infection. Its course is slow but progressive; it can often be arrested, but complete cure is rare. The first symptoms are pain in the lower limbs, upper limbs, or trunk, loss of posture sense, and Argyll Robertson pupils (pupils that are uneven and do not react to light). Unless the patient looks down at his legs he does not know where they are and must depend on his vision for each step. The typical gait of a tabetic patient is jerky and wide-based.
tabes mesente´rica tuberculosis of the mesenteric glands in children.

ta·bes

(tā'bēz),
Progressive wasting or emaciation.
[L. a wasting away]

tabes

/ta·bes/ (ta´bēz)
1. wasting of the body or a part of it.

tabes dorsa´lis  parenchymatous neurosyphilis marked by degeneration of the posterior columns and posterior roots and ganglion of the spinal cord, with muscular incoordination, paroxysms of intense pain, visceral crises, disturbances of sensation, and various trophic disturbances, especially of bones and joints.
tabes mesente´rica  tuberculosis of mesenteric glands in children.

tabes

(tā′bēz)
n. pl. tabes
1. Progressive bodily wasting or emaciation.
2. Tabes dorsalis.

ta·bet′ic (tə-bĕt′ĭk) adj.

tabes

[tā′bēz]
Etymology: L, tabes, wasting
a gradual, progressive wasting of the body in any chronic disease.

tabes

An obsolete term for:
(1) Tabes dorsalis: 
(2) Emaciation; severe muscle wasting.

ta·bes

(tā'bēz)
Progressive wasting or emaciation.
[L. a wasting away]

tabes

1. Progressive wasting or emaciation.

ta·bes

(tā'bēz)
Progressive wasting or emaciation.
[L. a wasting away]

tabes,

n a gradual, progressive wasting of the body in any chronic disease.
tabes dorsalis
n a form of neurosyphilis in which degeneration in the posterior roots of the spinal nerves and posterior column of the spinal cord exists. Manifestations include pain and paresthesia of the trunk, hands, and feet, abdominal pain crises, ataxia, Argyll Robertson pupil, atrophy of the optic nerve, and Charcot's joint.

tabes

any wasting of the body; progressive atrophy of the body or a part of it.
References in periodicals archive ?
This story, written around 1893, accurately describes the clinical syndrome of tabes dorsalis popularly known as locomotor ataxia at that time.
Nitrini elegantly summarized the history of tabes dorsalis (4).
If we take Gowers's publication in the Lancet as acceptance of the causal association between syphilis and tabes in the English medical literature, it took Kipling less than 12 years to incorporate this relatively new syndrome into his work.
Postremo ita adsuetudine mali efferaverant animos, ut non modo non lacrimis iustoque comploratu prosequerentur mortuos sed ne efferrent quidem aut sepelirent, iacerentque strata exanima corpora in conspectu similem mortem exspectantium, mortuique aegros, aegri validos cum metu, tum tabe ac pestifero odore corporum conficerent; et ut ferro potius morerentur, quidam invadebant soli hostium stationes.