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tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

 (to͝o-bûr′kyə-lō′sĭs, tyo͝o-)
n. Abbr. TB
1. An infectious disease of humans and animals caused by the tubercle bacillus and characterized by the formation of tubercles on the lungs and other tissues of the body, often developing long after the initial infection.
2. Tuberculosis of the lungs, characterized by the coughing up of mucus and sputum, fever, weight loss, and chest pain.

[Latin tūberculum, tubercle; see tubercle + -osis.]
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tuberculosis

(tjʊˌbɜːkjʊˈləʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a communicable disease caused by infection with the tubercle bacillus, most frequently affecting the lungs (pulmonary tuberculosis). Also called: consumption or phthisis Abbreviation: TB
[C19: from New Latin; see tubercle, -osis]
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tu•ber•cu•lo•sis

(tʊˌbɜr kyəˈloʊ sɪs, tyʊ-)

n.
1. an infectious disease that may affect almost any tissue of the body, esp. the lungs, caused by the organism Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and characterized by tubercles.
2. this disease when affecting the lungs.
Abbr.: TB
[1855–60; < New Latin; see tubercle, -osis]
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tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(to͝o-bûr′kyə-lō′sĭs)
A contagious disease caused by a bacterium and characterized by abnormal growths in the lungs or other body tissues. It is most often transmitted by breathing contaminated air.
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tuberculosis

An infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. It is caused by a bacteria that is often spread from person to person through sneezing and coughing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuberculosis - 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)tuberculosis - 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)
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Pott's disease - TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
miliary tuberculosis - acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream)
phthisis, pulmonary tuberculosis, wasting disease, white plague, consumption - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
king's evil, struma - a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
lupus vulgaris - tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
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tuberculosis

noun TB, consumption (literary) She spent two years in a sanatorium recovering from tuberculosis.
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tuberculosis

noun
An infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs:
consumption (no longer in scientific use), phthisic (no longer in scientific use), phthisis (no longer in scientific use), white plague.
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Translations
سُلّمَرَض السِّل
туберкулоза
tuberkulózatuberkolóza
tuberkulose
tuberkuloosi
tuberkuloza
tuberkolózistuberkulózis
berklar
結核
결핵
džiovatuberkuliozė
tuberkuloze
tuberkulóza
jetikatuberkuloza
grudoboljatuberkulozaгрудобољатуберкулоза
tuberculostuberkulos
วัณโรค
bệnh lao

tuberculosis

[tjʊˌbɜːkjʊˈləʊsɪs] Ntuberculosis f, tisis f
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tuberculosis

[tjʊˌbɜːrkjʊˈləʊsɪs] ntuberculose ftube station n (British)station f de métrotube top n (US)bustier mtube train nrame f de métro
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tuberculosis

nTuberkulose f
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tuberculosis

[tjʊˌbɜːkjʊˈləʊsɪs] ntubercolosi f
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tuberculosis

(tjubəːkjuˈləusis) noun
(often abbreviated to TB (tiːˈbiː) ) an infectious disease usually affecting the lungs. He suffers from / has tuberculosis.
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tuberculosis

سُلّ tuberkolóza tuberkulose Tuberkulose φυματίωση tuberculosis tuberkuloosi tuberculose tuberkuloza tubercolosi 結核 결핵 tuberculose tuberkulose gruźlica tuberculose туберкулез tuberkulos วัณโรค tüberküloz bệnh lao 肺结核
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tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

n. tuberculosis, infección bacteriana aguda o crónica causada por el germen Mycobacterium tuberculosis que gen. afecta los pulmones pero que también puede afectar otros órganos;
meningeal ______ meníngea;
pulmonary ______ pulmonar;
spinal ______ espinal;
___ in childhood___ infantil;
urogenital ______ urogenital.
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tuberculosis (TB)

n tuberculosis f (TB); latent — infection infección tuberculosa latente
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In the bivariable analyses, few predictor variables were significantly associated with obtaining care in response to a positive TB tine test. All of the variables that were significant came from the predisposing vulnerable domain.
In terms of multivariable analyses for Hypotheses 2-4, Table 2 presents the multiple logistic regression results for receipt of service in response to functional vision impairment, a skin/leg/foot problem, and a positive TB tine test. The results for functional vision impairment suggest the importance of the following variables for predicting vision-related service use: older age (predisposing), not currently receiving public benefits (enabling), not having a functional limitation, worrying more about their vision, and having worse far vision at baseline (need).
The multivariable model for care-seeking in response to a positive TB tine test included only two variables: not having been a crime victim and having chronic alcohol dependence.