phthisis


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phthisis

 [thi´sis; ti´sis]
wasting of the body.
phthisis bul´bi shrinkage of the eyeball.
grinder's phthisis a combination of tuberculosis and pneumoconiosis occurring in grinders in the cutlery trade.
miner's phthisis pneumoconiosis of coal workers.

phthi·sis

(tī'sis),
A wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.
[G., a wasting]

phthisis

(thī′sĭs, tī′-, thĭs′ĭs, tĭs′-)
n.
1. A disease characterized by the wasting away or atrophy of the body or a part of the body.
2. Tuberculosis of the lungs. No longer in scientific use.

phthisis

An older term little used in the working medical parlance for:
(1) Tuberculosis; 
(2) Any chronic progressive disease or condition characterised by generalised emaciation or local tissue atrophy or loss—e.g., AIDS, cancer.

phthisis

Wasting or consumption. An outmoded term for pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS.
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Despite its proven efficacy, the utility of this treatment modality in achieving IOP control has often been eclipsed by unpredictable responses as well as its potential adverse effects of persistent hypotony and the dreaded complication of phthisis bulbi.
He started defining the cause of the disease by stating that phthisis was the condition where a pulmonary ulcer or an abscess was present, while the patient had a lot of cough and expectoration, while sometimes haemoptysis was also a symptom.
An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis; Or Ulceration Induced by Carbonaceous Accumulation in the Lungs of Coal Miners.
Severe complications such as endophthalmitis and phthisis bulbi were not observed during the 12-month follow-up.
Malaria, fever, diabetes, stomachic, tonic, alterative, helminthiasis, cholagogue, general debility, dysentery, certain forms of dyspepsia, liver complaints mainly of children, flatulence, diarrhea in children, spleen complaints, colic, strangulation of intestine, constipation, diarrhea, cholera, phthisis. Whole plant juice is orally taken for all the ailments except diarrhea in children.
The cause of phthisis may have been corneal perforation with subsequent inflammation and remodeling, or because of chronic uveitis.
Anyhow there are endless fairy tale passages, & particularly the food is always fairy tale--& no wonder she got phthisis if she tried to live on it, which isn't altogether unlikely.
Principal cause of PVA < 20/60 per eye and per person was classified using the following categories: refractive error, uncorrected aphakia, untreated cataract, surgical complication, trachomatous corneal opacity, non-trachomatous corneal opacity, phthisis bulbi (subatrophy of the eye), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and other posterior pole, eyeball, and nervous system disorders.
The young man hesitated in proposing marriage, which actually would have been impossible as the young lady was a Catholic, but, anyway, this episode was thought to have affected his health, as Ruskin reacts at Adele's marriage with a phthisis crisis and embarks rapidly for Italy.
Staniforth suffered from phthisis and his health deteriorated in December 1921.
So Laurent-Olivier David, lifelong friend of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, described Laurier as he was when they met in 1864: a struggling young Montreal lawyer threatened by pulmonary tuberculosis, then usually referred to in English as 'consumption' or 'phthisis' and in French as 'la phtisie.'2 Writing in 1905, when Laurier had been Prime Minister of Canada for nine years, David went on to devote three pages to the contrast between his subject's physical weakness and his strength of character.