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.
- Chronic ulcer
chronic ulcer n. A long-standing ulcer with fibrous scar tissue at its base.
[kron-oh] /ˈkrɒn oʊ/ noun, plural chronos. 1. . 1. a combining form meaning “time,” used in the formation of compound words: chronometer. combining form 1. indicating time: chronology, chronometer before vowels chron-, word-forming element meaning “time,” from Latinized form of Greek khrono-, comb. form of khronos “time, a defined time, a lifetime, a season, a […]