Definition of Phlebitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs).

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor
Specialized synonyms: Thrombophlebitis



Definition of Phlebitis

1. n. Inflammation of a vein.

Definition of Phlebitis

1. Noun. (pathology) Inflammation of a vein, usually in the legs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phlebitis

1. [n -TISES or -TIDES]

Medical Definition of Phlebitis

1. Inflammation of a vein. The condition is marked by infiltration of the coats of the vein and the formation of a thrombus. The disease is attended by oedema, stiffness and pain in the affected part and in the septic variety by pyaemic symptoms. Origin: Gr. Phlebos = vein. (11 Jun 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlebitis

phits
phiz
phizes
phizog
phizogs
phizzes
phleam
phleams
phleb-
phlebalgia
phlebectasia
phlebectomy
phlebeurysm
phlebitic
phlebitides
phlebitis (current term)
phlebitises
phlebo-
phleboclysis
phlebodynamics
phlebogram
phlebograms
phlebograph
phlebographic
phlebographies
phlebography
phleboid
phlebolite
phlebolith
phlebolithiasis

Literary usage of Phlebitis

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1. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"In the common form of so-called idiopathic phlebitis, suppuration frequently takes place round the thrombosed vein, the middle part of the thrombus is ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"phlebitis Following Abdominal Operations.—OG PFAFF (Amer. Jour. Obst., 1907, Ivi, 630) refers to the increased coagulability of the blood late in typhoid ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"CONCERNING THE RELATION OF THE COAGULATION TIME OF THE BLOOD TO THROMBOSIS IN phlebitis.1 BY HARLOW BROOKS AND BS CROWELL. (From the Pathological Laboratory ..."

4. A Treatise on the Diseases of Females by William Dewees (1854)
"Symptoms and General Character of phlebitis. In giving an analysis of the symptoms of phlebitis, we hive chosen the one condensed in the Medico-Chirurgical ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1840)
"The post-mortem inspection reveals two species of lesion ; those belonging to the vein or veins themselves, and those which are a consequence of phlebitis. ..."

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