Definition of Self-limited

1. Adjective. Relating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment.

Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Partainyms: Limit



Medical Definition of Self-limited

1. Denoting a disease that tends to cease after a definite period; e.g., pneumonia. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-limited

self-injures
self-injuring
self-injury
self-insertion
self-insurance
self-interest
self-involved
self-justification
self-justificatory
self-kill
self-killing
self-knowledge
self-learning
self-life
self-limited (current term)
self-limited disease
self-loader
self-loading
self-locking
self-love
self-loving
self-made
self-mastery
self-medication
self-medicator
self-medicators
self-metathesis
self-mortification
self-motivated

Literary usage of Self-limited

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.) (1855)
"For instance, he remarks, "if we divide with a cutting instrument the cellular and muscular substance, we produce a self-limited disease. ..."

2. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"statement that in certain cases of phthisis "the disease may be said to be self-limited." It is a just inference that this idea has been well received by ..."

3. Nature in Disease: Illustrated in Various Discourses and Essays. To which by Jacob Bigelow (1859)
"... ON self-limited DISEASES A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BEFORE THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY, AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING, ..."

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