general paresis


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general paresis

[¦jen·rəl pə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
An inflammatory and degenerative disease of the brain caused by infection with Treponema pallidum. Also known as syphilitic meningoencephalitis.
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On the other hand, we are presented with excerpts from letters of Nietzsche's which already manifest mental illness (most likely general paresis insanity) as if they were revelatory of crucial issues in his philosophy (pp.

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