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Any of several inflammatory disorders of the intestines, especially the colon, characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and severe diarrhea often with blood and mucus in the stool, usually caused by infection with bacteria or parasitic protozoans.

[Middle English dissenterie, from Old French, from Latin dysenteria, from Greek dusenteriā : dus-, dys- + enteron, intestine; see en in Indo-European roots.]

dys′en·ter′ic adj.
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The Democratic papers denounced Donnelly as "a blatant writer and dysenteric scribbler" and "a rampant Loco Foco in Philadelphia." But his wife, Kate, coached him on how best to comport himself.
Blood samples of the participants were taken into dysenteric analysis for 48 hours and the micronucleus (MN) analysis for 68 hours.
Ogston remarks: "there was much sickness among the members of the unit; some collapsed from diphtheria, others from typhoid fever; there were even slight attacks of sunstroke, and nearly all were weakened by dysenteric or abdominal complaints" (321).
Infected patients can present abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysenteric syndromes (intestinal disease) and/or hematuria, dysuria, secondary infections, and ureteral fibrosis (genitourinary disease).
Although it generally has an asymptomatic course, it has been shown to cause abdominal pain, dysenteric symptoms, cystitis, and pneumonia [6].
dysenteric shigellosis)23-34 though there are caveats here, too, such as in the case of Campylobacter or Enterohemorrhagic E.
recorded only 9.8% of the 193 cases with dysenteric symptoms.
A infectious preceding history of infection, diseases especially viral or dysenteric, is crucial.
Shigellosis is not the most frequent cause of diarrhoeal disease but its dysenteric form is the most severe; each year it kills between 600000 and 1 million people mostly children in the developing countries.