Definition of Amoebiasis

1. Noun. Infection by a disease-causing ameba.

Exact synonyms: Amebiasis, Amebiosis, Amoebiosis
Specialized synonyms: Amebic Dysentery, Amoebic Dysentery
Generic synonyms: Protozoal Infection



Definition of Amoebiasis

1. Noun. (medicine) An infectious disease caused by the parasitic protozoan ''Entamoeba histolytica''; amoebic dysentery ¹

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Definition of Amoebiasis

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Medical Definition of Amoebiasis

1. An infection with the protozoan, Entamoeba histolytica occurs worldwide in areas of poor sanitation. Amoebae inhabit the large intestine, where they cause ulcers and inflammation which can mimic ulcerative colitis. Amoebae can rarely develop in the liver and present as a liver abscess. Symptoms include anorexia, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Diagnosis is by stool testing. (05 Feb 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amoebiasis

amodiaquine
amodiaquine hydrochloride
amoeba
amoebacide
amoebae
amoebaean
amoebaism
amoebalike
amoeban
amoebas
amoebea
amoebean
amoebian
amoebians
amoebiases
amoebiasis (current term)
amoebiasis cutis
amoebic
amoebic abscess
amoebic colitis
amoebic dysentery
amoebic granuloma
amoebicidal
amoebicide
amoebida
amoebiform
amoebiosis
amoebism
amoebocyte

Literary usage of Amoebiasis

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"Intestinal amoebiasis.—The prevalence of amoebic infection of the colon, according to MUSGRAVE (Philippine Journal of Science, 1910, v, 229), ..."

2. Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte in der Lehre von den pathogenen by Paul von Baumgarten (1906)
"Musgrave (119) bespricht Prophylaxe und Therapie der amoebiasis, ... bespricht die Beteiligung des Appendix vermiformis an der amoebiasis. ..."

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