Dysentery

A number of disorders marked by inflammation of the intestines (especially of the colon) with evacuation of blood and mucus. There are two specific varieties - Bacillary dysentery - Amoebic dysentery

Dysentery

A term given to a number of disorders marked by lesions of the alimentary canal and often attended by abnormal frequency and liquidity of faecal discharges.

dysentery

Type: Term Pronunciation: dis′en-ter-ē Definitions: 1. A disease marked by frequent watery stools, often with blood and mucus, and characterized clinically by pain, tenesmus, fever, and dehydration.
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dysentery

[n] - an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
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Dysentery

a severe intestinal infection, causing abdominal pain and diarrhoea with blood or mucus
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Dysentery

inflammation of the intestine. There are two varieties: (1) amoebic dysentery (2) bacillary dysentery. Synonyms: flux, bloody flux, contagious pyrexia (fever), frequent griping stools. Dr. Johnson defined it as a disease in which the excrements are mixed with blood.
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Dysentery

Severe diarrhea, usually from a colon infection, and containing blood and dead mucus membrane cells.
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Dysentery

Dysentery: Inflammation of the intestine, often with pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. It is usually caused by infestation of the bowel by an ameba. Dysentery can be fatal, usually due to severe dehydration. Treatment includes rapid rehydration, sometimes via IV, and medication. From the Greek 'dys-' meaning 'abnormal or painful' + 'enteron' mean...
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Dysentery

Dys'en·ter·y noun [ Latin dysenteria , Greek ...; dys- ill, bad + ..., plural ..., intestines, from 'ento`s within, from ... in, akin to English in : confer French dysenterie . See Dys , and In .] (Medicine) A disease attended with in...
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dysentery

<gastroenterology> Any of various disorders marked by inflammation of the intestines, especially of the colon and attended by pain in the abdomen, tenesmus and frequent stools containing blood and mucus. Causes include chemical irritants, bacteria, protozoa or parasitic worms. ... Origin: L. Dysenteria, from Gr. Enteron = intestine ... (18 No...
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dysentery

noun an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
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dysentery

(dis´әn-ter″e) any of a number of disorders marked by inflammation of the intestine, especially the colon, characterized by frequent and fluid diarrhea, abdominal pain, and straining at defecation, often with blood and mucus in the feces. The causative agent may be chemical irritants, bacteria, protozoa, viruses, ...
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Dysentery

• (n.) A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains, constant desire to evacuate the bowels, and the discharge of mucus and blood.
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dysentery

infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the intestine, abdominal pain, and diarrhea with stools that often contain blood and mucus.[1 related articles]
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dysentery

(L. dysenteria, from Gr. dys- + enteron intestine) any of various disorders marked by inflammation of the intestines, especially of the colon, and attended by pain in the abdomen, tenesmus, and frequent stools containing blood and mucus. Causes include chemical irritants, bacteria, protozoa, or parasitic worms.
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dysentery

dysentery, dysenteric 1. Any of various intestinal inflammations characterized by abnormal pain and intense diarrhea. 2. A term applied to various intestinal disorders; especially, of the colon, marked by inflammation of the mucous membrane. It is characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea with passage of mucus or blood, griping pains, and some ...
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Dysentery

an abnormal condition of adult bees characterized by severe diarrhea and usually caused by starvation, low-quality food, moist sur roundings, or nosema infection.
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dysentery

A bacterial or parasitic disease causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever. In children, bacillary dysentery due to Shigella species is a common endemic or epidemic disease, and is associated with poor hygiene. It is a short-lived illness but may cause dehydration in severe cases. The organism may...
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dysentery

dysentery (dis'unter"ē) , inflammation of the intestine characterized by the frequent passage of feces, usually with blood and mucus. The two most common causes of dysentery are infection with a bacillus (see bacteria) of the Shigella group, and infestation by an ameba, Entamoeba histo...
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Dysentery

Dysentery is of two main types, namely bacillary and amebic, caused by different forms of infection, but in both there is inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the lower or large bowel. The symptoms are those of enteritis and colitis, diarrhaea with small loose stools containing mucus and blood, abdominal tenderness, griping pain, and tenesmus...
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dysentery

Infection of the large intestine causing abdominal cramps and painful diarrhoea with blood. There are two kinds of dysentery: amoebic (caused by a protozoan), common in the tropics, which may lead to liver damage; and bacterial, the kind most often seen in the temperate zones. Both forms are successfully treated with antibacterials and flui...
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dysentery

Bacterial infection of the intestine resulting in severe diarrhoea.
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Dysentery

A term given to a number of disorders marked by inflammation of the intestines (especially of the colon). There are two specific varieties
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Dysentery

an abnormal condition of adult bees characterized by severe diarrhea and usually caused by starvation, low-quality food, moist surroundings, or nosema infection.
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Dysentery

Inflammation of the intestine, often with pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. It is usually caused by infestation of the bowel by an ameba. Dysentery can be fatal, usually due to severe dehydration. Treatment includes rapid rehydration, sometimes via IV, and medication. From the Greek "dys-" meaning "abnormal or painful" + "enteron" meaning "intest...
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