general paralysis of the insane

noun

a disease of the central nervous system: a late manifestation of syphilis, often occurring up to 15 years after the original infection, characterized by mental deterioration, speech defects, and progressive paralysisAbbreviation: GPI Also called: general paresis, dementia paralytica

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