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amebic dysentery

Definition of the noun 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 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 previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

See also amebic abscess, amebic dysentery, hepatic amebiasis.

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

See also amebic abscess, amebic dysentery, hepatic amebiasis.

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 previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Amoeba, see there amebic dysentery Parasitology A clinical form of amebiasis– due to Entamoeba histolytica, which is characterized by diarrhea, and accompanied by ulcerative inflammation, which mimics ulcerative colitis. See 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 previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

Also spelled “amebic dysentery.” amoebicide Any substance used to kill amoebas, either medicinally for treatment of amoebic dysentery or to sterilize water. Also spelled “amebicide.” amorphous Non-crystalline, having no definite shape or ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

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 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 brain.

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