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Definition of the noun kala-azar

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  1. leishmaniasis of the viscera

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Google previewMultilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief (2012)

English, Français, Español by S. William A. Gunn

Kala-azar (kala-azar, kala-azar, 2555). Syn: visceral leishmaniasis. Kerma (kerma, kerma, U.S.). Acronymic term for Kinetic Energy Released in ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Kala-Azar. Another name for visceral LEISHMANIASIS. Kallman. Syndrome. A genetic disorder affecting 1 in 4,000 men consisting of a combination of HYPOGONADISM due to deficiency of the pituitary hormone, gonadotrophic releasing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Kala-Azar. A form of visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani. In humans it causes enlargement of the spleen and liver, and can be fatal. It is vectored by sandflies (Dipera: Psychodidae). >• Leishmaniasis ...

Google previewDictionary Of Science

by Bhawani Kumar

Kala-azar It is a disease common in tropical countries which is caused by protozoan and transmitted by sandflies. Its symptoms include prolonged fever, anaemia accompanied with enlargement of spleen and liver. Antimony compound is ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

trench fever histoplasmosis trench mouth/Vincent's angina/Vincent's infection hookworm/uncinaria trypanosomiasis/sleeping sickness influenza/grippe/grip tuberculosis jail fever tularemia/rabbit fever kala-azar typhoid fever/typhoid/ enteric ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2012)

by Mosby, Inc

kala-azar /kä′lə äzär′/ [Hindi, kala, black; Assamese, azar, fever], a chronic and potentially fatal disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania donovani, transmitted to humans, particularly to children, by the bite of the sand fly ...

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

by WebMD

kala-azar A chronic and potentially fatal parasitic ...

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