chronic malaria n.
Malaria that develops after repeated attacks of one of the acute forms, usually falciparum malaria, and is characterized by profound anemia, enlargement of the spleen, emaciation, mental depression, sallow complexion, edema of the ankles, and muscular weakness.
- Chronic mountain sickness
chronic mountain sickness n. Altitude sickness that occurs despite acclimatization to high altitudes, characterized by high levels of circulating red blood cells, hypoxemia, and reduced mental and physical capacity. Also called Monge’s disease.
- Chronic shock
chronic shock n. The state of subnormal blood volume that develops in an individual with a debilitating disease, especially in the elderly, and that makes the person susceptible to hemorrhagic shock if moderate blood loss occurs, as that which may occur during an operation.
- Chronic sleeping sickness
chronic sleeping sickness n. See Gambian trypanosomiasis.
- Chronic trypanosomiasis
chronic trypanosomiasis n. See Gambian trypanosomiasis.