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.
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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.
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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.