\kˈɒntɪnənt kˈɔːz], \kˈɒntɪnənt kˈɔːz], \k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɪ_n_ə_n_t k_ˈɔː_z]\
Definitions of CONTINENT CAUSE
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Causa conjuncta,is a cause real or presumed which having given rise to a disease continues to act during the whole of its duration. It may be considered synonymous with proximate cause. A continent fever, Febris continens, is one which preserves during its whole course, the same degree of intensity, without any remission or sensible exacerbation. A disease which continues uninterruptedly has been also called Aeipatheia, Aeipatheia or Aipathia.
By Robley Dunglison
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