Definition of Algid

1. Adjective. Chilly. "A person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure"

Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Similar to: Cold
Derivative terms: Algidity



Definition of Algid

1. a. Cold; chilly.

Definition of Algid

1. Adjective. (medicine) cold, chilly; used of low body temperature especially in connection with certain diseases such as malaria and cholera. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Algid

1. cold [adj] - See also: cold

Medical Definition of Algid

1. Cold; chilly. Algid cholera, Asiatic cholera. Origin: L. Algidus cold, fr. Algere to be cold: cf. F. Algide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algid

algesic
algesichronometer
algesidystrophy
algesimeter
algesiogenic
algesiometer
algesis
algesthesia
algesthesis
algestone
algestone acetophenide
algetic
algicidal
algicide
algicides
algid (current term)
algid malaria
algid pernicious fever
algid stage
algidities
algidity
algidness
algidnesses
algific
algin
alginate
alginates
alginic
alginic acid
alginic acids

Literary usage of Algid

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1. The History, diagnosis, and treatment of the fevers of the United States by Elisha Bartlett (1856)
"V.—algid Variety. "algid fever is not generally, as has been said, a mere prolongation of the cold stage of a paroxysm. I have rarely seen it commence in ..."

2. Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Old Age by Jean Martin Charcot, Alfred Lebbeus Loomis (1881)
"In the algid stage it is true that the temperature falls below the normal standard in a very remarkable manner—less, however, than the sensation experienced ..."

3. A Handbook of the theory and practice of medicine by Frederick Thomas Roberts (1874)
"... especially the right iliac fossa, by blisters, &c., has been recommended. CHAPTER XXXV. EPIDEMIC, ASIATIC, algid, OB MALIGNANT CHOLERA. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Physiological and Therapeutic Action of the Sulphate of by Otis Frederick Manson (1882)
"Besides, in the algid form, the sulphate of quinine has been found no less indispensable and valuable in the other varieties termed pro- ..."

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