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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

/phthi·sis/ (thi´sis) (ti´sis) a wasting of the body.

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

[tis′is, thī′sis]
Etymology: Gk, phthisis, wasting away
any wasting disease involving all or part of the body, such as pulmonary tuberculosis.

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.

phthisis

1. a wasting of the body.
2. tuberculosis.

phthisis bulbi
shrinkage of the eyeball.
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Some authors applied PRP to the ciliary body to decrease the aqueous humor yield, but the incidence rate of severe hypotony or phthisis bulbi was high.
At the end of these wards are glass-enclosed porches, each porch holding four beds, and these were occupied by phthisis patients.
it is typically indicated for acute and chronic cough; cough in phthisis (wasting syndrome), whooping cough, cough occurring with or after the common cold, and for cough due to exopathogens.
Lawrence makes the same point in Fantasia of the Unconscious: "There is a tendency now toward phthisis and neurasthenia of the heart.
Richard Morton fue el primero en proponer el termino "anorexia nervosa" hacia 1689 en su obra Phthisiologia, seu Exercitationes de phthisis (Silverman, 1985).
He died three years later at his mother's home in Banbury, Oxfordshire, of phthisis, which is more commonly known as tuberculosis.
But His Excellency had not a word of encouragement for the 200,000 subterranean heroes who by day and by night, for a mere pittance, lay down their limbs and their lives to the familiar 'fall of rock' and who at deep levels ranging from 1,000 feet to 1,000 yards in the bowels of the earth sacrifice their lungs to the rock dust which develops miners' phthisis and pneumonia - poor reward, but a sacrifice that enables the world's richest gold mines, in the Johannesburg area alone, to maintain the credit of the Empire with a weekly output of 750,000 [pounds sterling] worth of raw gold.
Up to one quadrant of subretinal fuid may be present Group E -- very high risk Eyes that have been destroyed anatomically or functionally by the tumour Eyes with one or more of the following: irreversible neovascular glaucoma, massive intra-ocular haemorrhage, aseptic orbital cellulitis, tumour anterior to the anterior vitreous face, tumour touching the lens, difuse infltrating retinoblastoma, phthisis and pre-phthisis
Ocular biometry is a useful tool for the assessment of abnormalities such as phthisis bulbi, microphthalmia, pseudoexophthalmia, scleral ectasia, and congenital glaucoma (BRANDAO et al.
Some of the girls who would be affected, it was stressed, were the daughters of laborers suffering from miner's phthisis (RDM, July 15, 1931).