Usage examples for degenerative

  1. Old animals are prone to fractures of bones and degenerative changes of the body tissues. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. One would imagine that, with degenerative processes already going on in the foot, the tendency to gelatinous degeneration, always to be looked for in neurectomy, would be increased. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  3. See that degenerative calcification there. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  4. In course of time the same degenerative changes as occur in other forms of epilepsy ensue: certain groups of muscles may become paralysed; the patient may pass into a state of idiocy, or into what is known as the " status epilepticus," in which the fits succeed one another without remission, the breathing becomes stertorous, the temperature rising, the pulse becoming very rapid; finally coma supervenes, and the patient dies. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  5. There is no doubt that in a great many cases epilepsy is a progressive degenerative disease and that a state of lowered mentality will eventually develop. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  6. If there has been major functional damage to an organ as a result of any of these degenerative conditions, healing will not be complete, or may be impossible. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  7. I believe I have shown by the preceding two cases that the mental disturbances of the degenerative individuals are essentially psychogenetic in origin. – Studies in Forensic Psychiatry by Bernard Glueck
  8. Not only are they more dependent for their proper production on intelligence, but in those disorders of speech which occur as a result of degenerative processes of the central nervous system the difficulty of articulate speech precedes that of phonation. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  9. By organic damage, I mean that a vital part of the body has ceased to function due to some degenerative process, injury, or surgery- so badly damaged that the cells that make up the organ can not be replaced. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  10. The latter is an extreme example of degenerative evolution, and its contrast with the elaborately organised two- winged fly marks the greatest divergence observable between the larva and imago. – The Life-Story of Insects by Geo. H. Carpenter
  11. That in death from starvation, the brain and the nerves remain almost unimpaired, while all the other organs and tissues lose weight, their cells undergoing profound degenerative changes, is further indication of two distinct and separate departments of development and processes in every animal existence. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  12. If the artery is not lengthened the degenerative changes in it are so slight, as a rule, as to be negligible. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. It is probable also that in the absence of degenerative tendencies the higher qualities of mind and body are similarly intensified by marriage between highly endowed members of the same family. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
  14. I was sure there must be better ways of dealing with degenerative conditions such as cancer, but I had no idea what they might be or how to find out. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  15. He cannot abrogate his task of endeavouring, by rational selection, to accelerate what he believes to be progressive evolution and to hinder degenerative change. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson