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general paralysis

noun, Pathology.
1.
a syphilitic brain disorder characterized by chronic inflammation and degeneration of cerebral tissue resulting in mental and physical deterioration.
Also called general paresis.
Origin of general paralysis
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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