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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Board of Health, "Memorial of the Board of Health of the City of New York," included in Congress, House, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Report on Cholera Morbus, 22nd Cong.
Albers, a Prussian Physician, on the Cholera Morbus, Dated Moscow 9/21 March 1831," Report on Cholera Morbus, 9.
Petersburg, 17/29 April 1851," Report on Cholera Morbus, 6, 9.
if not merely fasting but if the most abject want be any propitiation for the evil, never would CHOLERA MORBUS have made its appearance among us