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Medical Term:

locomotor ataxia

 

Definition: the severe gait ataxia seen with tabetic neurosyphilis. Patients walk with the feet wide apart, slapping them clumsily to the floor with each step, and depend on visual cues to maintain balance.

See Also: tabetic neurosyphilis

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