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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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Table 1: Diagnosis of Prince Alfred Hospital admissions 1883-84 DIAGNOSIS AND TOTAL NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS Typhoid Phthisis Pneumonia, Abdominal Hydatid Bronchitis, aneurysm, Pleurisy intestinal obstruction, cirrhosis of the liver, ascites 220 79 122 48 19 Rheumatism Morbus Pericarditis, Hemiplegia Bright's cordis Anaemia disease 62 31 8 12 25
Complications include secondary cataract, iris rubeosis, uveitis, secondary glaucoma and, eventually, phthisis bulbi.
Once damaged, there are greatly increased chances of infectious diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis (or phthisis as it was called then) superimposing themselves.
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The fourth physician (Macdiarmid) recorded the sounds of phthisis after auscultating and percussing a patient in June 1845 (fol.
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Complications include secondary cataract, rubeosis iridis, uveitis, secondary glaucoma, retinal detachment and phthisis bulbi (atrophy of non-functional eye).
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