Definition of Lyssa

1. Noun. An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain.

Exact synonyms: Hydrophobia, Madness, Rabies
Generic synonyms: Zoonosis, Zoonotic Disease

Definition of Lyssa

1. n. Hydrophobia.

Definition of Lyssa

1. Proper noun. ( female given name) ¹

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Definition of Lyssa

1. rabies [n -S] - See also: rabies

Medical Definition of Lyssa

1. Hydrophobia. The plural (Lyssae) has been used to signify the pustules supposed to be developed under the tongue in hydrophobia. Origin: NL. See Lytta. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyssa

lysosomal disease
lysosomal diseases
lysosomal enzyme
lysosomal storage diseases
lysosome phagosome fusion
lysostaphin endopeptidase
lysyl 2-oxoglutarate dioxygenase
lysyl endopeptidase
lysyl hydroxylase
lysyl oxidase

Literary usage of Lyssa

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1. Lehrbuch Der Speciellen Pathologie und Therapie Der Inneren Krankheiten by Adolf von Strümpell (1900)
"Lyssa der Hände. Bei den Hunden und in selteneren Fällen auch bei einigen ... Die Uebertragung der Lyssa auf den Menschen geschieht fast ausnahmslos durch ..."

2. A Text-book of practical medicine v. 2: With Particular Reference to by Felix von Niemeyer (1874)
"On the other hand, there are certain objections to classing lyssa among typhus fevers, ... In lyssa the period of incubation varies weeks and months, ..."

3. A Text-book Upon the Pathogenic Bacteria: For Students of Medicine and by Joseph McFarland (1903)
"HYDROPHOBIA, Lyssa, OR RABIES. THERE can be no doubt about the specific ... Hydrophobia, lyssa, or rabies, is a specific infectious toxic disease to which ..."

4. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"... manifested in the lymphatic glands; these are hypertrophied, and hypertrophie! lymphatic tissue is found in glandular organs, as tiie liver, etc. Lyssa. ..."

5. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1869)
"Lyssa, or rabies, in its stricter sense, is a disease which originates in animals of the dog kind, and which indisputably is propagated, in most instances, ..."

6. Special Pathology and Diagnostics: With Therapeutic Hints by Charles Godlove Raue (1881)
"Hydrophobia, Lyssa, Rabies. "Hydrophobia in the human subject is an acute infectious disease, produced by a specific virus, which is inoculated almost ..."

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