On average, this circulation corresponds to large-scale wind systems arranged in several east–west belts that encircle the earth.
2. A complete loss of sensation that affects the entire body with a loss of consciousness: The general anesthesia is usually accomplished after the administration of inhalation or intravenous anesthetics and it is commonly used for surgical procedures.
V.A. Little, Professor Emeritus of Entomology; Texas A&M University; Harper & Row, Publishers; New York; 1972.
2. Slight or partial paralysis; general paralysis.
A form of neurosyphilis (syphilis affecting the central nervous system; the brain and spinal cord). Also known as general paresis, neurolues, acute syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, tabes dorsalis, and the great pox.
It was first recognized in Europe as a distinct epidemic in Naples in the late 1400s coincident with the invasion of Naples by the French. The dispersal of the debauched French mercenary army throughout Western Europe led to the frighteningly fast spread of the new disease.
Paresis resulting from untreated syphilis usually develops in the third to fifth decade, but it may occur at an early age in patients with congenital syphilis.
2. An ecclesiastical official in the Church of England, usually a layperson, who assists an archbishop or bishop in administrative and judicial duties.
2. A cabinet member who heads the Justice Department.