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Related to phthisis: Phthisis bulbi
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.
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A wasting disease, especially pulmonary tuberculosis.
[G., a wasting]
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phthisis(thī′sĭs, tī′-, thĭs′ĭs, tĭs′-)
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.
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phthisisAn older term little used in the working medical parlance for:
(2) Any chronic progressive disease or condition characterised by generalised emaciation or local tissue atrophy or loss—e.g., AIDS, cancer.
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phthisisWasting or consumption. An outmoded term for pulmonary TUBERCULOSIS.
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