tertian fever


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a malarial fever with paroxysms that typically recur every 48 hours or every other day (every third day, reckoning the day of the paroxysm as the first); the fever is induced by release of merozoites and their invasion of new red blood corpuscles.

tertian fever

Tertian malaria Infectious disease A fever characterized by febrile paroxysms occurring every 3rd day, as in the 48-hr febrile peaks in P vivax malaria–benign tertian malaria; malignant TF is caused by the virulent P falciparum which, in its most intense form, may be fatal within days. See Malaria. Cf Quartan fever.

tertian fever

Fever in MALARIA caused by the invasion of new red blood cells by Plasmodium vivax. This occurs in a 48 hour cycle.
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Fortunately, a royal functionary, the magistrate of Loja, Juan Lopez Canizares, gave her the healing bark of a medicinal plant that had saved him from the grip of tertian fever, that is, malaria.
The Medieval Warm Period was already on the wane when Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400) wrote, in the Nun's Priest's Tale, "You are so very choleric of complexion./Beware the mounting sun and all dejection,/Nor get yourself with sudden humours hot;/For if you do, I dare well lay a groat/That you shall have the tertian fever's pain,/Or some ague that may well be your bane."
To the extent that she has exemplified specific illnesses, notably venereal disease, smallpox, and tertian fevers, she has arguably minimised these problems.