the sallow facial expression, with listless staring eyes, often regarded as denoting approaching death
hippocratic facies hip·po·crat·ic facies (hĭp’ə-krāt’ĭk)
A pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and temples, and relaxed lips, observed in one dying after an exhausting illness. Also called hippocratic face.
- Hippocratic finger
hippocratic finger n. See clubbed finger.
- Hippocratic nail
hippocratic nail n. The coarse curved nail of a clubbed finger.
noun 1. an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usually taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine. /ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk/ noun 1. an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates Hippocratic Oath n. An oath of ethical professional behavior sworn […]
- Hippocratic succussion sound
hippocratic succussion sound hippocratic suc·cus·sion sound (sə-kŭsh’ən) n. A splashing sound heard on auscultation in a patient with hydropneumothorax or pyopneumothorax.