Definition of Phthisis

1. Noun. Involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body.




Definition of Phthisis

1. n. A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See Consumption.

Definition of Phthisis

1. Noun. (archaic) An atrophy of the body or part of the body, especially pulmonary tuberculosis. ¹

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Definition of Phthisis

1. a disease of the lungs [n PHTHISES]

Medical Definition of Phthisis

1. A wasting or consumption of the tissues. The term was formerly applied to many wasting diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption. See Consumption. Fibroid phthisis. See Fibroid. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. To pass or waste away: cf. F. Phthisie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phthisis

phthinoid chest
phthiocerol
phthiriases
phthiriasis
phthiriophobia
phthises
phthisic
phthisical
phthisick
phthisicky
phthisics
phthisio-
phthisiologist
phthisiology
phthisipneumony
phthisis (current term)
phthisis bulbi
phthongometer
phthor
phucked
phucking
phugoid
phugoids
phunky
phuralumite
phurba
phurbas
phurcalite
phut

Literary usage of Phthisis

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"phthisis occasioned by the pressure of enlarged tuberculous bronchial glands, ... communicate with caverns in the lungs, or with the bronchia. phthisis ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"But, as Dr. Tacker Wise points out, one of the first to really grasp the fundamental principle as we now consider it of the treatment of phthisis was Dr. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"phthisis was unknown in Australia until after the introduction and breeding of cattle. The author cites quite a number of other instances. ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1818)
"Researches on Pulmonary phthisis, from the French of GL Bayle, ... The essential character of phthisis. ' zd. The alterations in the lung that characterize ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"The Different Aspects of Family phthisis, in Relation especially to Heredity and Life Assurance,. By REGINALD E. THOMPSON, MD Or. 8vo, pp. 238. ..."

6. Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic Delivered at King's by Thomas Watson, David Francis Condie (1850)
"Great attention used to be paid to the expectoration in cases of suspected phthisis. It was thought that if a patient sp'at pus, he was in a state of ..."

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