hippocratic facies


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hip·po·crat·ic fa·ci·es

, facies hippocratica
a pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, concavity of cheeks and temples, relaxed lips, and leaden complexion; observed in one close to death after severe and prolonged illness.
Synonym(s): hippocratic face

hippocratic facies

a drawn, pinched, and pale appearance of the face, indicative of approaching death.
A physiognomy characteristic of advanced untreated preterminal peritonitis, which Hippocrates described as ‘...hollow eyes, collapsed temples; the ears, cold, contracted and their lobes turned out; the skin about the forehead being rough, distended and parched; the colour of the whole face being brown, black, livid or lead-coloured...’

hip·po·crat·ic fa·ci·es

(hip'ō-krat'ik fash'ē-ēz)
A pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, concavity of cheeks and temples, relaxed lips, and leaden complexion; observed in one close to death after severe and prolonged illness.
Synonym(s): hippocratic face.

Hippocrates,

Greek physician, 460-370 B.C.
Hippocrates bandage
hippocratic - relating to, described by, or attributed to Hippocrates.
hippocratic facies - sunken appearance of facial features seen in dehydration.
hippocratic fingers - clubbing of the fingers.
Hippocratic Oath - an oath demanded of physicians about to enter the practice of their profession.
hippocratic splash - Synonym(s): hippocratic succussion
hippocratic succussion - a diagnostic procedure to test for obstruction of the pylorus of stomach. Synonym(s): hippocratic splash
hippocratism - a system of medicine attributed to Hippocrates and his disciples that is based on the imitation of nature's processes in the therapeutic management of disease.

hip·po·crat·ic fa·ci·es

(hip'ō-krat'ik fash'ē-ēz)
Pinched facial expression, with sunken eyes, concavity of cheeks and temples, relaxed lips, and leaden complexion; observed in one close to death.