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a malarial fever with paroxysms that typically recur every 72 hours or every fourth day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first; due to the schizogony and release of merozoites from infected cells, with invasion of new red blood corpuscles by Plasmodium malariae.
ma·lar·i·ae ma·la·ri·a (mă-lar'ē-ē mă-lar'ē-ă)
A malarial fever with paroxysms that recur every 72 hours or every fourth day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first; due to the schizogony and release of merozoites from infected cells, with invasion of new red blood corpuscles by Plasmodium malariae.
Synonym(s): quartan malaria
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References in periodicals archive
Hippocrates was the first to clearly describe the different types of malaria depending upon the periodicity of the fever--tertian and quartan fever
I gave him two drams of opium, but he suffered from quartan fever
, and its crisis halted the effect of the drug.
This may well have enhanced transmission rates, for Thomas Sydenham described an epidemic of tertian and some quartan fevers
in 1661, which "was doing frightful mischief' by August.