Definition of Erethism

1. Noun. An abnormally high degree of irritability or sensitivity to stimulation of an organ or body part.

Generic synonyms: Abnormalcy, Abnormality



Definition of Erethism

1. n. A morbid degree of excitement or irritation in an organ.

Definition of Erethism

1. Noun. (pathology) Abnormal excitement of a bodily organ or tissue. ¹

2. Noun. Any unusual or morbid overexcitement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Erethism

1. abnormal irritability [n -S] : ERETHIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Erethism

1. A morbid degree of excitement or irritation in an organ. Origin: Gr. Irritation, fr. To stir, rouse, fr. To stir: cf. F. Erethisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erethism

eremitical
eremitish
eremitism
eremitisms
eremophilia
eremophobia
eremuri
eremurus
eremuruses
erenow
erepsin
erepsins
ereption
eres
erethic
erethism (current term)
erethismic
erethisms
erethistic
erethistic shock
erethitic
ereuthophobia
erev
erevs
erewhile
erewhiles
ereyesterday
erf
erfkin
erfkins

Literary usage of Erethism

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1. A Treatise on the diseases and physical education of children by John Eberle (1857)
"CEREBRAL erethism. of the stomach prevents the full play of the diaphragm ... What are we to understand by this erethism of the brain ? where do we find it? ..."

2. The London Medical and Physical Journal (1821)
"The exciting causes of this erethism enumerated by Dr. Nicholl, are most of the common exciting causes of disease-; but especially undue impressions on the ..."

3. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"FUNCTIONAL DERANGEMENTS IN THE MALE Sexual erethism; Masturbation; Pollution Priapism is of two kinds, one unattended by sexual desire and the other a ..."

4. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"In Mercurial erethism, no internal remedy is more to be trusted than the carbonate, in conjunction with camphor and other stimulants. 115. ..."

5. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"The generality of cases composing the first table seldom ran л course beyond the beginning of the fourth day ; though ш some the nervous erethism, ..."

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