Definition of Rachitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the vertebral column.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor
Derivative terms: Rachitic



2. Noun. Childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.
Exact synonyms: Rickets
Generic synonyms: Avitaminosis, Hypovitaminosis
Derivative terms: Rachitic

Definition of Rachitis

1. n. Literally, inflammation of the spine, but commonly applied to the rickets. See Rickets.

Definition of Rachitis

1. Noun. (disease) rickets ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rachitis

1. rickets [n -TIDES] : RACHITIC [adj] - See also: rickets

Medical Definition of Rachitis

1. 1. Literally, inflammation of the spine, but commonly applied to the rickets. See Rickets. 2. A disease which produces abortion in the fruit or seeds. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. (sc), fr, the spine Alternative forms: rhachitis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rachitis

rachiotome
rachiotomies
rachiotomy
rachipagus
rachis
rachischisis
rachischisis partialis
rachischisis totalis
rachises
rachitic
rachitic diet
rachitic pelvis
rachitic rosary
rachitic scoliosis
rachitides
rachitis (current term)
rachitis foetalis
rachitis foetalis annularis
rachitis foetalis micromelica
rachitis intrauterina
rachitis tarda
rachitism
rachitogenic
rachitome
rachitomes
rachitomy
racial
racial discrimination
racial extermination
racial immunity

Literary usage of Rachitis

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"The Action of Cod-liver Oil in rachitis and Spasmodic Affections of Children. ... in rachitis and the convulsions so often associated with rachitis. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"Foetal rachitis.—Dr. Bode writes as follows on a case which was demonstrated before the Dresden Gynecological Society in 1881 :—" The mother of the foetus ..."

3. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"rachitis or rickets is not a disease of adult life, but of infancy and child- ... Appearance during life of the highest grade of rachitis : Fig. 214. ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"A. JACOBI, in the course of a paper on rachitis, referred to the view held by several authors that rachitis was dependent upon syphilis in the parents or ..."

5. A System of Practical Medicine by William Pepper, Louis Starr (1885)
"rachitis is a general nutritive disorder, almost always of long duration, ... Without these affections of the osseous system the diagnosis of rachitis is ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1879)
"rachitis, or rickets, is a disease of the general nutritive process ... rachitis commences in most instances between the ages of six months and two years. ..."

7. A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1876)
"rachitis, or rickets, is a disease of the general nutritive process; ... rachitis commences in most instances between the ages of six months and two years. ..."

8. A Treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Job Lewis Smith (1890)
"rachitis, or rickets, is regarded as a constitutional disease, ... FREQUENCY OF rachitis. rachitis is a common result of faulty diet and of ..."

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