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amebic dysentery

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  1. inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea

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Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

See also amebic abscess, amebic dysentery, hepatic amebiasis.

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

See amebic dysentery. amebiasis. amebic. pertaining to, characteristic of, resembling, or caused by amebas. amebicidal. destructive to amebas. amebicide (amebacide). an agent that destroys amebas. amebiosis. amebiasis. amebism.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2007)

by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby

Amebic dysentery (AMEBIASIS) is caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica and causes ulcers in the intestines and sometimes abscesses in liver, heart, brain, or testes. Bacillary dysentery (SHIGELLOSIS) is caused by bacteria of the ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

amebic dysentery Inflammation of the intestine due to infection with the ameba Entamoeba histolytica. Amebic dysentery can be accompanied by amebic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Synonyms Amebic dysentery; Infection with Entamoeba histolytica Definition Although Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal parasite, which can be found worldwide, infections primarily occur in tropical regions. Contagious cysts are shed in ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

Amebic dysentery (amebiasis) is caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolyrica and results in ulceration of the intestines and occasionally in the formation of abscesses in the liver (amebic or tropical abscesses). lungs. testes. or ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science (2007)

by Bruce C. Wyman, L. Harold Stevenson

amebic dysentery exist. John Muir, naturalist and first president of the sierra club, is credited with establishing this philosophy in the early part of the 20th century. Compare utilitarian conservation. See muir, john. alum Aluminum sulfate, used ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence (2007)

From Ancient Times to the Present by George C. Kohn

protozoan, Entamoeba histolytica (amebic dysentery) Mode of transmission: direct or indirect fecal-oral transference, from infected person to another; contaminated food and water Symptoms: diarrhea, fever, watery feces (often bloody), ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

SYN: amebic dysentery; amebic colitis. SEE: amoebapore; cyst; dysentery. ETIOLOGY: Amebiasis is acquired by ingesting contaminated food or drink that contains E. histolytica cysts, which gastric acid does not destroy. The cysts enter the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

amebic dysentery amensalism Entamoeba histolytica. The disease is contracted by eating food or drinking water that has been infected with encysted forms of the amoebas. The symptoms include diarrhea, weakness, and sometimes jaundice.

Google previewLivestock Health Encyclopedia (2013)

by Rudolph Seiden, Richard R. Dykstra, W. James Gough

AMEBIC DYSENTERY by swallowing the cysts; in the intestine the cyst walls rupture, releasing tiny A. Symptoms of severe A. infections are due to the parasites' burrowing into the wall of the intestine which they erode and cause to become ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

amebic dysentery O3 CO ...

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