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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.
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Origin of general paralysis

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called general paresis.
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