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Definitions of RABIES
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- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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An acute infectious disease of the central nervous system affecting almost all mammals, including humans. It is caused by a rhabdovirus and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. Important animal vectors include the dog, cat, vampire bat, mongoose, skunk, wolf, raccoon, and fox. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
Lyssa; hydrophobia (the usual term for the disease in man), an acute infectious disease of dogs, wolves, and other animals, characterized by spasm of the muscles of respiration and deglutition, madness, and other symptoms of profound disturbance of the central nervous system. The lesions (congestion, perivascular exudation of leucocytes, and minute hemorrhages) are found exclusively in the brain, medulla, spinal cord, and ganglia. The specific organism is believed by most observers to be a protozoon, the so-called Negri body, present in the substance of the nerve-cells and their processes. It occurs usually in two stages, the spasmodic and the paralytic.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Hydrophobia of dumb brutes.
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
An extremely fatal infectious disease, occurring among members of the canine family, communicable to man and other animals by inoculation, as by the bite of a rabid animal; popularly called hydrophobia.
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
That distemper of dogs-rarely of other animals-under which, should their saliva be absorbed into the human system by a bite or scratch, the disease called hydrophobia is produced.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The hydrophobia of animals.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Syn.: lyssa, hydrophobia. An acute specific disease of animals (commonly called hydrophobia) that may be communicated, most often by bites, to man. It occurs most frequently in the dog, the wolf, and the cat.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe