phthisis


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phthi·sis

 (thī′sĭs, tī′-, thĭs′ĭs, tĭs′-)
n.
1. A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body.
2. Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in scientific use.

[Latin, from Greek, from phthinein, to waste away.]

phthisis

(ˈθaɪsɪs; ˈfθaɪ-; ˈtaɪ-)
n
(Pathology) any disease that causes wasting of the body, esp pulmonary tuberculosis
[C16: via Latin from Greek: a wasting away, from phthinein to waste away]

phthisis

any disease causing a wasting away of part or all of the body, especially tuberculosis; consumption. — phthisic, phthisical, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phthisis - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the bodyphthisis - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

phthisis

noun
An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs.No longer in scientific use:
consumption (no longer in scientific use), phthisic (no longer in scientific use), tuberculosis, white plague.
Translations

phthisis

[ˈθaɪsɪs] Ntisis f

phthisis

nSchwindsucht f, → (Lungen)tuberkulose f
References in classic literature ?
The elder woman gave the family history, father and mother had died of phthisis, a brother and a sister, these two were the only ones left.
If, in place of the characteristic monuments which we have just described, we examine the general aspect of art from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, we notice the same phenomena of decay and phthisis.
Do you know that vaccines depress the body's immune system functions which makes a person susceptible and open to developing many other diseases such as all types of cancers, AIDS, autism, autoimmune disease, nervous system disorders, eye damage, cardiac complications, crohn's disease, birth defects, parkinsons, pancreatitis, allergies, alzheimers, arthritis, ADD/ADHD, blood reactions, brain damage, convulsions, cerebral palsy, kidney disorders, meningitis, immune suppression, hearing loss, gullain-barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, skin diseases such as: syphilis, phthisis, scrofula, erysipelas, eczema and almost all diseases of the skin as well as other chronic and debilitating and, in many ways, painful immunologic and neurological disorders.
Removal of silicon oil (ROSO) is a procedure that carries a definite risk of re detachment, cataract, glaucoma, vitreous haemorrhage, hypotony, corneal decompensation, phthisis bulbi, decrease in endothelial cell density and macular changes5,6.
Patients with delayed treatment suffer rapidly progressive retinal necrosis; exudative, rhegmatogenous, or tractional detachment may occur, with possible outcomes as severe as phthisis bulbi.
Having established that hot water was no cure for '[a]dvanced phthisis [pulmonary tuberculosis], chronic Bright's disease [kidney disease], spinal caries [decay], and psoas abscess' (Mineral Waters of New Zealand, 1892), Ginders argued that incapacity, severe pain or the difficulties of accessing the spa by coach before the completion of the railway line, need not be deterrents: 'We have many instances on record of patients who, on arrival, required the aid of crutches, or to be actually carried to the bath, and yet went away enjoying the full use of their limbs' (Mineral Waters of New Zealand, 1892).
Complete success was defined as IOP between 6 mm Hg and 21 mm Hg without medications and no loss of vision due to complications such as choroid hemorrhage or phthisis during the follow up period.
Phthisis bulbi (shrinking of globe) was the end result in few cases of perforating corneal wounds and a calf suffered from iris prolapse following severe pink eye.
Prior to that, I was President and Chief Science Officer for Phthisis Diagnostics, where I was a co-founder and led the company and its research program until it was acquired in 2013.
The condition is age-related with patients typically over SO years old, (7) and may be associated with longstanding ocular inflammation such as chronic uveitis, phthisis bulbi and end-stage glaucoma.
The surgery was considered to have been successful when IOP ≤21 mmHg was achieved and no serious complications (endophthalmitis, retinal detachment, suprachoroidal hemorrhage, cellulitis, phthisis bulbi, or persistent hypotony [IOP <5 mmHg]) occurred during 12-month follow-up.
These plants were used to treat ailments like fever, pain, malaria, gastrointestinal disorders, liver complaints, spleen complaints, diabetes, phthisis, strangulation of intestine, alopecia, skin disorders, ear infection, hypertension, influenza, pneumonia, snake bite, jaundice, rheumatic fever, anemia, asthma, graying of hair, hernia, respiratory tract disorders, piles, cancer, kidney stone, tetanus, chest pain, epilepsy, scurvy, and menstrual disorders.