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African lethargy

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African lethargy a.k.a. African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease of humans and other animals. It is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. There are two types that infect humans, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. T.b.g causes over 98% of reported cases. Both are usually transmitted by the bite of an infected tsetse fly and are most common in rural areas.

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Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

The African lethargy, or sleeping disease. See African lethargy. nematelminth, ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1890)

by George Milbry Gould

African Lethargy. A " sleeping sickness " affecting negroes of the West African coast ...

Google previewLippincott's New Medical Dictionary (1910)

A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character by Henry Ware Cattell

A diseased condition, as dourine, mal de caderas, nagana, or SURRA, produced by trypanosomes; specifically human trypanosomiasis, known also as the African sleeping sickness, Negro lethargy, African lethargy, nelavan, etc. It is a chronic ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

See African Lethargy. Lethargy (/eth'-ar-je) [Zndapyta; Ziff, forgetfulness]. A condition of drowsiness or stupor that cannot be overcome by the will. See, also, Somnambulism. L., African, the African sleeping-sickness.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

also called sleeping-disease, African lethargy, leth- argus, negro lethargy, and nelavan, endemic, especially in western Africa. It is apparently infectious, occurs mainly among negroes, and is said to be very fatal. Recent investigations by the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children (1884)

by Sir Richard Quain (bart.)

African Lethargy.-—The 'sleeping sickness ...

Google previewA Dictionary of New Medical Terms (1905)

Including Upwards of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology, and Allied Sciences". by George Milbry Gould

Negro, African lethargy, L., Structural, one working a manifest change in tissue . L., Toxic, a change in the tissues due to sepsis. L., Vascular, a lesion of a bloodvessel. Lethin (le'-lhin). The proprietary name for an alcoholic solution of ...

Google previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1896)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions-- by George Milbry Gould

See African Lethargy. S., Falling, epilepsy.

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

See African Lethargy. Nematachometer (neui-at-ab-om/-et-er) [mi/ta, thread;

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Negro, African lethargy, L., Structural, one working a manifest change in tissue . L., Toxic, a change in the tissues due to sepsis. L., Vascular, a lesion of a bloodvessel. Lethin (le'-tkin). The proprietary name for an alcoholic solution of ...

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