Definition of Pneumonic plague

1. Noun. A rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever.

Exact synonyms: Plague Pneumonia, Pulmonic Plague
Generic synonyms: Pest, Pestilence, Pestis, Plague



Medical Definition of Pneumonic plague

1. A rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of plague in which there are areas of pulmonary consolidation, with chill, pain in the side, bloody expectoration, and high fever. Synonym: plague pneumonia, pulmonic plague. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pneumonic Plague

pneumomyelography
pneumon-
pneumonectomies
pneumonectomy
pneumonia
pneumonia dissecans
pneumonia interlobularis purulenta
pneumonia malleosa
pneumonia virus of mice
pneumonia with chest-wall involvement
pneumoniac
pneumonias
pneumonic
pneumonic device
pneumonic devices
pneumonic plague (current term)
pneumonics
pneumonitic
pneumonitides
pneumonitis
pneumonitises
pneumoniæ
pneumono-
pneumonocele
pneumonocentesis
pneumonococcal
pneumonococcus
pneumonoconiosis
pneumonocyte
pneumonokoniosis

Literary usage of Pneumonic plague

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Plague Dealing with the Historical, Epidemiological, Clinical by William John Simpson (1905)
"The sputum of a pneumonic plague patient teems with virulent bacilli which, in the act of coughing, may be transmitted a short distance through the air. ..."

2. Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad by Mabel Thorp Boardman (1917)
"FACING DEATH TO STAY THE pneumonic plague. FAMINE PICTURES. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AND INDIA. FOOD FOR MILLIONS BY DRAINAGE AND RECLAMATION. ..."

3. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Bubonic plague is an insect-borne disease and has an entirely different epidemiology from pneumonic plague, which is a contact infection. ..."

4. Human Infection Carriers: Their Significance, Recognition and Management by Charles Edmund Simon (1919)
"WHILE there is no evidence to show that the bubonic type of plague is ever transmitted from man to man,1 the contagiousness of pneumonic plague is well ..."

5. Sessional Papers (1900)
"Of 86 once inoculated cases admitted, there have been four pneumonic plague cases, of whom two have died and two recovered : the percentage of pneumonic ..."

6. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"pneumonic plague.—In primary pneumonic plague the infective nature is very great and appears to be by the respiratory atrium (from man to man). ..."

7. A Treatise on Plague Dealing with the Historical, Epidemiological, Clinical by William John Simpson (1905)
"The sputum of a pneumonic plague patient teems with virulent bacilli which, in the act of coughing, may be transmitted a short distance through the air. ..."

8. Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad by Mabel Thorp Boardman (1917)
"FACING DEATH TO STAY THE pneumonic plague. FAMINE PICTURES. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AND INDIA. FOOD FOR MILLIONS BY DRAINAGE AND RECLAMATION. ..."

9. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Bubonic plague is an insect-borne disease and has an entirely different epidemiology from pneumonic plague, which is a contact infection. ..."

10. Human Infection Carriers: Their Significance, Recognition and Management by Charles Edmund Simon (1919)
"WHILE there is no evidence to show that the bubonic type of plague is ever transmitted from man to man,1 the contagiousness of pneumonic plague is well ..."

11. Sessional Papers (1900)
"Of 86 once inoculated cases admitted, there have been four pneumonic plague cases, of whom two have died and two recovered : the percentage of pneumonic ..."

12. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"pneumonic plague.—In primary pneumonic plague the infective nature is very great and appears to be by the respiratory atrium (from man to man). ..."

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