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By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Inflammation of the testicle. There are three varieties: (1) traumatic, in which the epididymis is usually involved; (2) A chronic inflammation of low grade, occurring in individuals of a gouty or rheumatic diathesis; (3) A form due to acute inflammation in some other part of the body, as a complication of mumps, and occasionally of typhoid fever, influenza, smallpox, tonsillitis, and rheumatism. The symptoms of o. are severe pain, and gradual symmetrical enlargement in one testicle, with sensitiveness, drawing up of the testicle, chills and fever. The disease may end in resolution, leaving a practically normal testicle or in atrophy or gangrene, [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- That portion electromagnetic spectrum immediately below visible range extending into x-ray frequencies. longer near-biotic vital necessary for endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic extravital rays) viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, carcinogenic used as disinfectants.