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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

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

ta·bet′ic (tə-bĕt′ĭk) adj.

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]
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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).
Xu et al., "Bilateral total knee arthroplasty for Charcot knees associated with tabes dorsalis," Pain Physician, vol.
El tabes dorsal, manifestacion tardia de la sifilis, tambien tiene predileccion por los cordones posteriores, aunque su presentacion ha disminuido considerablemente con el advenimiento de la penicilina [11].
Tabes dorsalis, syringomyelia, poliomyelitis, paraplegia, tetanus, and hemophilia may play a role as the underlying pathology [9-11].