acute idiopathic polyneuritis
acute idiopathic polyneuritis n.
A neurologic syndrome, usually following certain virus infections, marked by paresthesia of the limbs and by muscular weakness or a flaccid paralysis. Also called Guillain-Barré syndrome, infectious polyneuritis, Landry-Gillain-Barré syndrome, Landry syndrome, polyradiculoneuropathy, radiculoganglionitis.
- Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis
acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis n. Acute inflammation of the pancreas accompanied by the formation of necrotic areas on the surface of the pancreas and in the omentum and, frequently, also accompanied by hemorrhages into the substance of the gland.
- Acute inflammation
acute inflammation acute inflammation n. Inflammation having a rapid onset and coming to a crisis relatively quickly, with a clear and distinct termination. Historical Examples In acute inflammation caused by the direct action of poisonous irritants they are pronounced and highly diagnostic. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various Diffused bright-red […]
- Acute intermittent porphyria
acute intermittent porphyria acute intermittent porphyria n. See intermittent acute porphyria.
- Acute malaria
acute malaria acute malaria n. Any of various forms of malaria that may be intermittent or remittent, consisting of a chill accompanied by fever with its attendant general symptoms and terminating in a sweating stage. Historical Examples This gentleman had not lived out of England, where there is now no acute malaria. The Evolution of […]