cholera morbus


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chol·er·a mor·bus

old term for acute severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology, marked by severe colic, vomiting, and diarrhea with watery stools; formerly common during hot weather.

cholera morbus

(môr′bəs)
n.
Acute gastroenteritis occurring in summer and autumn and marked by severe cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. No longer in scientific use.

cholera morbus

Any severe form of gastroenteritis which clinically resembles cholera, characterised by abundant watery diarrhoea, affecting any age group and allegedly more common in hot weather; it is no longer used in the working medical parlance.
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Albers, a Prussian Physician, on the Cholera Morbus, Dated Moscow 9/21 March 1831," Report on Cholera Morbus, 9.
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Young, "Observations of Cholera Morbus," American Journal of the Medical Sciences 10 (1832): 396-399.