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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
1. A sudden change in the course of an acute disease. A disease which terminates by crisis is one in which a change for the better occurs suddenly (as in pneumonia), as distinguished from one which terminates by lysis. 2. A period of biological change, as puberty. 3. A paroxysmal pain in an organ or circumscribed region of the body occurring in the course of tabes dorsalis.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
This word has been used in various acceptations. Some mean by the crisis of a disease, when it augments or diminishes considerably, considerably, becomes transformed into another, or ceases entirely. Some have used the word to signify only the favourable changes which supervene in disease; others, for the change going on in the acme or violence of the disease. Others, again, have given this name only to a rapid and favourable change, joined to some copious evacuation or eruption; whilst others have applied the term to the symptoms that accompany such change, and not to the change itself; - thus including, under the same denomination, the critical phenomena and the crisis.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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