Definition of Algidity

1. Noun. Prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure.

Generic synonyms: Collapse, Prostration
Derivative terms: Algid



Definition of Algidity

1. n. Chilliness; coldness

Definition of Algidity

1. Noun. (medicine) The state of being algid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Algidity

1. coldness [n -TIES] - See also: coldness

Medical Definition of Algidity

1. Chilliness; coldness; especially . Coldness and collapse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algidity

algesiometer
algesis
algesthesia
algesthesis
algestone
algestone acetophenide
algetic
algicidal
algicide
algicides
algid
algid malaria
algid pernicious fever
algid stage
algidities
algidity (current term)
algidness
algidnesses
algific
algin
alginate
alginates
alginic
alginic acid
alginic acids
alginite
alginites
alginitic
alginolytic
algins

Literary usage of Algidity

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1. Clinical Lectures on Senile and Chronic Diseases by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"Internal algidity.—Discrepancy that may exist between the temperature of external and ... so that central algidity—for so we call this condition— generally ..."

2. Clinical Lectures on the Diseases of Old Age by Jean Martin Charcot, Alfred Lebbeus Loomis (1881)
"Central algidity—The Disagreement that may Exist Between the External and the Deep Parts—Lowering of the Central Temperature in Chronic Diseases— Cancer, ..."

3. Medical Thermometry and Human Temperature by Edward Séguin (1876)
"In the first case it was frigeration, in the second algidity. (See W. Squire, Infantile Tempera- tore in Health and Disease, and our Chapter IV., ..."

4. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1900)
"algidity ami cyanosis appear rather rarely. To febrile attacks presenting such ... The algidity and the other symptoms may last several hours, rarely more. ..."

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