one of a group of fevers characterized by relapses, occurring in many tropical countries, and caused by several species of spirochetes transmitted by several species of lice and ticks.
another name for relapsing fever
any of various infectious diseases characterized by recurring fever, caused by the bite of body lice or ticks infected with spirochaetes of the genus Borrelia Also called recurrent fever
recurrent fever n.
See relapsing fever.
relapsing fever n.
An acute infectious disease caused by a strain of Borrelia transmitted by lice or ticks and marked by recurring febrile attacks lasting about six days and separated from one other by apyretic intervals of about the same length. Also called recurrent fever.
- Recurrent herpetic stomatitis
recurrent herpetic stomatitis n. Reactivation of herpes simplex virus in the oral tissues, characterized by vesicles and ulceration.
- Recurrent laryngeal nerve
recurrent laryngeal nerve n. A branch of the vagus nerve that supplies the cardiac, tracheal and esophageal branches and terminates as the inferior laryngeal nerve.
adjective 1. that recurs; occurring or appearing again, especially repeatedly or periodically. 2. Anatomy. turned back so as to run in a reverse direction, as a nerve, artery, branch, etc. adjective 1. happening or tending to happen again or repeatedly 2. (anatomy) (of certain nerves, branches of vessels, etc) turning back, so as to run […]
- Recurrent ulcerative stomatitis
recurrent ulcerative stomatitis n. An oral disease characterized by recurrent appearance of single or multiple painful ulcers having a grayish-yellow coating and surrounded by a narrow zone of inflammation. Also called recurrent canker sores.