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konzo

Pronunciation: kon'zo

Definition: An upper motor neuron disease caused by cyanide, manifested principally as spastic paraplegia, seen in Africa, and resulting from the consumption of improperly prepared cassava roots, which contain high concentrations of cyanogenetic glucosides.

[Yaka, tired legs]

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