\dˈɪsəntəɹi], \dˈɪsəntəɹi], \d_ˈɪ_s_ə_n_t_ə_ɹ_i]\
Definitions of DYSENTERY
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 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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(F.) Dysenterie, Dyssenterie, Flux dysenterique, Flux de Sang. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the large intestine; the chief symptoms of which are:- fever, more or less inflammatory, with frequent mucous or bloody evacuations; violent tormina and tenesmus. When the evacuations do not contain blood, it has been called Dysenteria alba or simple Dysentery, Myco-dysenteria. The seat of the disease is, generally, in the colon and rectum. It occurs, particularly, during the summer and autumnal months, and in hot climates more than in cold: frequently, also, in camps and prisons, in consequence of impure air, and imperfect nourishment: and is often epidemic. Sporadic cases of dysentery are, generally, easily managed; but when the disease occurs epidemically, it often exhibits great malignancy. Generally, it yields to mild laxatives, as castor oil, combined with diaphoretic narcotics, such as the pulvis ipecacuanhae compositus, and counter irritants to the abdomen; but, at times, the inflammation runs on so speedily to ulceration, that, unless new action be rapidly excited, death will be the consequence. In such cases, mercury must be rapidly introduced into the system, and narcotics may be combined with it. The whole management in acute dysentery must, of course, be strictly antiphlogistic.
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An acute or chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine. The symptoms consist of abdominal pains, frequent desire to evacuate the bowels, the evacuations consisting largely of blood and mucus. It is caused most commonly by infection from the Bacilli dysenteriae of the Amoebae coli. The term d. is that of the symptoms and not of a specific disease as formerly.
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