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amebic

 [ah-me´bik]
pertaining to, caused by, or of the nature of, an ameba.
amebic dysentery a form of dysentery caused by Entamoeba histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, and flies; it was formerly thought to be a purely tropical disease, but it is now known that many cases occur throughout the United States. It is usually less acute and virulent than bacillary dysentery, but it frequently becomes chronic. Symptoms are diarrhea, fatigue, and intestinal bleeding. Complications include involvement of the liver, liver abscess, and pulmonary abscess. For treatment several drugs are available, for example, emetine hydrochloride and chloroquine, which may be used singly or in combination. Called also intestinal amebiasis.

a·me·bic

(ă-mē'bik),
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.

amebic

adjective Pertaining to
1. Amebiasis, see there.
2. Amoeba, see there.

a·me·bic

(ă-mē'bik)
Relating to, resembling, or caused by amebas.