Ta"bes (t&amc;"bEz), n. [L., a wasting disease.] (Med.)
Progressive emaciation of the body, accompanied with hectic fever, with no well-marked local symptoms.
Tabes dorsalis (dor*sA"lis) [NL., tabes of the back], locomotor ataxia; -- sometimes called simply tabes. --
Tabes mesenterica (&?;) [NL., mesenteric tabes], a wasting disease of childhood characterized by chronic inflammation of the lymphatic glands of the mesentery, attended with caseous degeneration.
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