Hectic fever

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Related to Hectic fever: intermittent fever, relapsing fever
(Med.) a fever of irritation and debility, occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.

See also: Hectic

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Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens in this, as the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult to cure.
Adverse reactions: Adverse reactions, such as nausea, vomiting, headache, vaginal bleeding and hectic fever, were observed during treatment.
It is also useful in the treatment of severe bronchitis, asthma and hectic fever (Kirtikar and Basu, 1975), and is used by the local tribal people to cause abortion; paste is applied for curing abdominal swellings, sore throat, mucous disorders and fever (Asolkar et al.