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locomotor ataxia

noun, Pathology.
Origin of locomotor ataxia
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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  • He had then felt the symptoms of locomotor ataxia for about six years.

    The Electric Bath George M. Schweig
  • Oh, he's still got his locomotor ataxia, if that's what you mean.

    The Alternative George Barr McCutcheon
  • He suffers from aphasia, and locomotor ataxia has begun to manifest itself.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Walker was lecturing on locomotor ataxia to a wardful of youngsters.

    The Man from Archangel A. Conan Doyle
  • locomotor ataxia was the least she might expect from her description of her feelings.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • Some escape it: we do not say, "the sciatica," nor "the locomotor ataxia."

    Write It Right Ambrose Bierce
  • Or that Pishposh, the man-eating alligator, is down with locomotor ataxia.

    Damn! Henry Louis Mencken
  • I told her no, but that in my opinion there was some danger of her husband developing general paresis or locomotor ataxia.

    Woman

    William J. Robinson
  • Gastric crises have been most carefully studied as a symptom in the prodromic stage of locomotor ataxia.

  • Every time Joe passed she looked up and smiled, and every time she smiled Joe suffered all the symptoms of locomotor ataxia!

British Dictionary definitions for locomotor ataxia

locomotor ataxia

noun
1.
(pathol) another name for tabes dorsalis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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locomotor ataxia in Medicine

locomotor ataxia n.
See tabes dorsalis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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