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cholera


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cholera  \Chol"er*a\,  n.  [L.,  a  bilious  disease.  See  {Choler}.] 
  (Med.) 
  One  of  several  diseases  affecting  the  digestive  and 
  intestinal  tract  and  more  or  less  dangerous  to  life,  esp.  the 
  one  commonly  called  Asiatic  cholera. 
 
  {Asiatic  cholera},  a  malignant  and  rapidly  fatal  disease, 
  originating  in  Asia  and  frequently  epidemic  in  the  more 
  filthy  sections  of  other  lands,  to  which  the  germ  or 
  specific  poison  may  have  been  carried.  It  is  characterized 
  by  diarrhea,  rice-water  evacuations,  vomiting,  cramps, 
  pinched  expression,  and  lividity,  rapidly  passing  into  a 
  state  of  collapse,  followed  by  death,  or  by  a  stage  of 
  reaction  of  fever. 
 
  {Cholera  bacillus}.  See  {Comma  bacillus}. 
 
  {Cholera  infantum},  a  dangerous  summer  disease,  of  infants, 
  caused  by  hot  weather,  bad  air,  or  poor  milk,  and 
  especially  fatal  in  large  cities. 
 
  {Cholera  morbus},  a  disease  characterized  by  vomiting  and 
  purging,  with  gripings  and  cramps,  usually  caused  by 
  imprudence  in  diet  or  by  gastrointestinal  disturbance. 
 
  {Chicken  cholera}.  See  under  {Chicken}. 
 
  {Hog  cholera}.  See  under  {Hog}. 
 
  {Sporadic  cholera},  a  disease  somewhat  resembling  the  Asiatic 
  cholera,  but  originating  where  it  occurs,  and  rarely 
  becoming  epidemic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cholera 
  n  :  an  acute  intestinal  infection  caused  by  ingestion  of 
  contaminated  water  or  food  [syn:  {Asiatic  cholera},  {Indian 
  cholera},  {epidemic  cholera}] 




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