Definition of Clubbing

1. Noun. A condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease.

Generic synonyms: Symptom

Definition of Clubbing

1. Verb. (present participle of club) ¹

2. Noun. An instance of using a club. ¹

3. Noun. (countable medicine) A thickening of the ends of fingers and toes. ¹

4. Noun. The practice of frequenting nightclubs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clubbing

1. club [v] - See also: club

Medical Definition of Clubbing

1. A condition which describes the broadening or thickening of the tips of the fingers (and toes) with increased lengthwise curvature of the nail and a decrease in the angle normally seen between the cuticle and the fingernail. Often this finding on physical examination can be quite subtle and easily overlooked. Clubbing may be seen in a wide variety of conditions - most of which result in a decrease in blood oxygen. Examples include: tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, atrial myxomas, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, lung cancer, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, Hodgkin's disease, cirrhosis, chronic active hepatitis and Crohn's disease. This finding will generally provoke a more detailed patient evaluation. (11 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clubbing

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Literary usage of Clubbing

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1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"clubbing OF THE FINGERS. STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATION WITH HYPERTROPHIC ... Early in the development of clubbing the nail root becomes loosened, ..."

2. Differential diagnosis: A Manual of the Comparative Semeiology of the More by Francis de Havilland Hall, Frank Woodbury (1879)
"clubbing OF THE FINGER ENDS IN CHRONIC HEART DISEASE AND PHTHISIS. ... Aphorism I. clubbing of the finger-ends on one or both sides of the body, ..."

3. Shibboleths of tuberculosis by Marcus Paterson (1920)
"XI THAT clubbing OF THE FINGERS IS A SIGN OF TUBERCULOSIS It is very uncommon to find clubbing of the fingers in tuberculosis, except in the later stages of ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1908)
"Anatomically the thickening of the joints of the long bones is as a rule due, without exception, to an ossifying periostitis, while the clubbing of the ..."

5. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"Anatomically the thickening of the joints of the long bones is as a rule due, without exception, to an ossifying periostitis, while the clubbing of the ..."

6. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... that showed themselves and pretended to give up, clubbing their firelocks until we came within that distance, when they immediately presented ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1902)
"associated with signs of cavities in the lungs (which may be bilaterally symmetrical), clubbing of the fingers, and irregular pyrexia may all be present, ..."

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