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. Beginning with François II., the architectural form of the edifice effaces itself more and more, and allows the geometrical form, like the bony structure of an emaciated invalid, to become prominent.
(2,3,6) It has been shown that more extensive treatment of the ciliary body and total energy delivery of >80 J are associated with unfavorable outcomes such as hypotony and phthisis. (3) Analysis of data from standardized treatment protocols may help refine the TS-CPC technique with potentially improved outcomes and reduced adverse effects.
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.
For example, sickle cell retinopathy, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, rubeosis iridis, optic neuritis, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, phthisis, retinopathy of prematurity and several nerve palsies.
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.
The death certificate for Felix Spencer listed "phthisis pulmononis" as the cause of death.
Tuberculosis disease, or phthisis ([phrase omitted], the Greek word for consumption), was named by the father of allopathic medicine, Hippocrates (c.
Complete retinal detachment and phthisis in one eye was described in a patient with bilateral cataract who developed complicated aphakic glaucoma requiring several glaucoma surgeries in both eyes.
According to Fournier [21], Herniaria has been known for different indications such as edema, bladder catarrh, urine retention, albuminuria, uremia, renal colic, diabetes, most kidneys and bladder diseases, bronchial catarrh, pulmonary phthisis, jaundice, leucorrhea, syphilis, skin diseases due to impurities in the blood, and weak eyesight associated with albuminuria or disorders uremic.
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.
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.