tabetic cuirass

tabetic cuirass
an area of diminished sense of touch encircling the chest of a patient with tabes dorsalis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cuirass — The anterior surface of the thorax in relation to symptoms or disease changes. [Fr. cuirasse, a breastplate] analgesic c. SYN: tabetic c.. tabetic c. an analgesic or hypalgesic zone in the proximal …   Medical dictionary

  • girdle — A belt; a zone. A structure that has the form of a belt or g.. SYN: cingulum (1) [TA]. [A.S. gyrdel] Hitzig g. SYN: tabetic cuirass. Neptune g. a wet pack applied around the abdomen. pectoral g. [TA] the incomplete bony ring, formed by the… …   Medical dictionary

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