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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.]
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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]
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phthisis

any disease causing a wasting away of part or all of the body, especially tuberculosis; consumption. — phthisic, phthisical, adj.
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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)
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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.
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Translations

phthisis

[ˈθaɪsɪs] Ntisis f
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phthisis

nSchwindsucht f, → (Lungen)tuberkulose f
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In another patient, hyphema and phthisis bulbi were noted 3 years after the procedure when the patient returned for a follow-up visit, but not within the 3-month postoperative follow-up interval.
These individuals developed progressive Phthisis bulbi (shrinkage of the eyeball),' says Muhammad Ansar, a researchers at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development at UNIGE.
Schwannoma, Chronic Osteomyelitis, Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma, Eccrine Poroma, lobular hemangioma, Veruucus hyperplasia, Xan-thelasma, Mucocele, Phthisis bulbi, Osteoma and Optic nerve glioma were seen in 1 (0.4%) cases in each.
Evolution to phthisis bulbi was evident, with clouding and folds in the cornea, shrinkage of the eyeball and a very soft tone, and six months later the eye was eviscerated.
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.
(9) 2.76% of patients had phthisis bulbi. Visual acuity at presentation was found to be significantly associated with final visual prognosis corroborating the study by Esmaeli B et al.
This process of "threshold" retinopathy ultimately leads to subnormal anatomic and functional development: permanently underdeveloped retina, macular dragging, retinal detachment, neovascular glaucoma, blindness, and ultimately phthisis bulbi [4].
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.
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.
The main cause of PVA < 20/60 per eye and per person were classified into the following categories: URE, uncorrected aphakia, untreated cataract, surgical complication, trachomatous corneal opacity, non-trachomatous corneal opacity, phthisis bulbi, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), other posterior segment, or globe/central nervous system disorders.
As for cyclodestructive procedures (cyclocryotherapy and cyclophotocoagulation), they are efficient in reducing the IOP but cannot be considered as first line treatments because they exhibit important complications like phthisis bulbi and retinal detachment (both appear in 50% of cases), progressive lens opacification and blindness [1,13, 21, 22].