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spon·ta·ne·ous

(spon-tā'nē-ŭs),
Without apparent cause; said of disease processes or remissions.
[L. spontaneus, voluntary, capricious]

spontaneous

/spon·ta·ne·ous/ (spon-ta´ne-us)
1. voluntary; instinctive.
2. occurring without external influence.

spontaneous

[spontā′nē·əs]
Etymology: L, sponte, willingly
occurring naturally and without apparent cause, such as spontaneous remission.

spon·ta·ne·ous

(spon-tā'nē-ŭs)
Without apparent cause; said of disease processes or remissions.
[L. spontaneus, voluntary, capricious]

spon·ta·ne·ous

(spon-tā'nē-ŭs)
Without apparent cause; said of disease processes or remissions.
[L. spontaneus, voluntary, capricious]

spontaneous

having no apparent external cause.

spontaneous abortion
most animal abortions are spontaneous in contradistinction to the surgically and medically procured abortions of humans. See also mismating, parturition induction.
avian spontaneous cardiomyopathy
an idiopathic disease of 1 to 4 week old turkey poults causing sudden death or a brief period of dyspnea; the heart is visibly dilated.
spontaneous internal hemorrhage
causes sudden death in most cases; causes include cardiac tamponade, aortic or atrial rupture, splenic rupture.
spontaneous pulmonary arteriopathy
spontaneous regression
when diseases resolve themselves without outside assistance.
spontaneous virus encephalitis
so called because the disease appears without the subject animal coming in contact with a known encephalitogenic agent. In most instances the occurrence is eventually explained by the presence of a hitherto unknown virus.

Patient discussion about spontaneous

Q. what can be done for spontaneous hypothermia? is there a deficiency of hormones or anything that can be taken

A. hypothermia can be caused by al sort of things. Some bacterial infections, poisoning, aciduria , hypothyroidism and more. Is this the only symptom? I’m sure there are some others. But I think this could be a good idea to check up with a Dr.

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References in classic literature ?
the recorded opinions and experiences of distinguished medical professors, French, English, and Scotch, in more modern days, contenting myself with observing that I shall not abandon the facts until there shall have been a considerable spontaneous combustion of the testimony on which human occurrences are usually received.
Certainly these men who had so few spontaneous ideas might be very useful members of society under good feminine direction, if they were fortunate in choosing their sisters-in-law
Sheldon watched her rapt attention, listened to her spontaneous laughter, quick questions, and passing judgments, and felt grow within him the dawning consciousness that he loved her.
This, beyond most works of Greek literature, is remarkable for its fresh and spontaneous love of wild natural scenes.
They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good- humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side.
Do I not know beforehand that not possibly can he say a new and spontaneous word?
Perhaps, indeed, had she known of her father's arrival at Upton, it might have been more difficult to have persuaded her; for as to Jones, she had, I am afraid, no great horror at the thoughts of being overtaken by him; nay, to confess the truth, I believe she rather wished than feared it; though I might honestly enough have concealed this wish from the reader, as it was one of those secret spontaneous emotions of the soul to which the reason is often a stranger.
Towards the golden marvel, the spontaneous bark, and its master: he, however, is the vintager who waiteth with the diamond vintage-knife,--
But the immediate presence of this disgrace was so much keener an experience to Tom than the worst form of apprehension, that he felt at this moment as if his real trouble had only just begin; it was a touch on the irritated nerve compared with its spontaneous dull aching.
Relatively few reports have illustrated morphologically either spontaneous or surgical closure of membranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) (1-10).
The minister said that the spontaneous movement of the young people and the spontaneous scuffle that broke out at the Council of Ministers put an end to the violation of the powers.
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax: no preexisting or current lung pathology