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phthisic

(tĭz′ĭk, thĭz′-)
n.
Archaic Variant of phthisis.
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phthisic

adjective Related to tuberculosis (tuberculous); emaciated.
 
noun A person suffering from tuberculosis or other emaciating disease.
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Both eyes appeared comfortable, with the OS being phthisical. Direct pupillary light responses were brisk and complete OU.
DISCUSSION: Tuberculous otitis media is an uncommon condition in adult, or at least is seldom diagnosed, modern authors agree that it occurs in about 10% of phthisical patients.
With antimicrobial therapy, supportive care, and surgical debridement of the right periocular necrotic tissues and adhesed phthisical globe, the kestrel recovered from this severe mixed upper respiratory infection.
Results of physical examination revealed a phthisical right eye and a white 1-2-mm plaque just inside the rima glottidis on midline.