Definition of Chilblains

1. Noun. Inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.

Exact synonyms: Chilblain, Pernio
Generic synonyms: Blain
Specialized synonyms: Kibe

Definition of Chilblains

1. Noun. (plural of chilblain) ¹

2. Noun. inflammation of limb extremities caused by exposure to cold and wet conditions ¹

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Definition of Chilblains

1. chilblain [n] - See also: chilblain

Medical Definition of Chilblains

1. A form of cold injuries along with trench foot, and frostbite. Cold injuries occur with and without freezing of body tissues. The young and the elderly are especially prone to cold injury. Alcohol increases the risk of cold injury which can lead to loss of body parts and even to death. It is important not to thaw an extremity if there is a risk of it re-freezing. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chilblains

chikara mizu
chikungunya virus
chilaiditi syndrome
chilblain lupus
chilblain lupus erythematosus
chilblains (current term)
child's body
child's game
child's play
child's room
child advocacy
child behaviour

Literary usage of Chilblains

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

1. Therapeutic Gazette (1897)
"Two of these were cases of aggravated chilblains occurring in adult males; ... Lastly, four of these ten cases were mild cases of chilblains occurring in ..."

2. Biochemistry: A Domestic Treatise on the Application of Schuessler's Twelve by Joseph B. Chapman (1897)
"In chilblains the remedies should be used as a lotion, as well as taken internally. ... Toasting the feet before a hot fire will not create chilblains. ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1866)
"No-,V the specific inflammation (if I may so term it) that causes chilblains extends to the deeper structures of the cerium, frequently to the cellular ..."

4. The London Medical Gazette (1841)
"IODINE TO chilblains. To the Editor of the Medical Gazette, SIR, ... I never could apply it when the chilblains l.vad cracked ; but if applied when the ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Uses of Electricity by George Miller Beard, Alphonso David Rockwell (1883)
"Frost-bile (chilblains).—In the first edition of this work we stated that we were not aware that any attempts have been made to treat chilblains by ..."

6. The Practice of surgery by Thomas Bryant (1873)
"chilblains are local inflammations of the skin ; they are met with in subjects of a feeble ... The local treatment of chilblains is no less important ..."

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