Noun(1) involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
(1) Tuberculosis, first known as phthisis or consumption, has been recognized as a leading cause of American deaths for as long as records have been kept.(2) In fact he had died there from phthisis on 9 December 1886: the death certificate describes him as a ‘musician’.(3) Death rates from silicosis, miners' phthisis , and tubercular diseases were very high on the Rand.(4) He learned to recognize pneumonia, bronchiectasis, pleurisy, emphysema, pneumothorax, phthisis , and other lung diseases from the sounds he heard with his stethoscope.(5) Several other events have acted to reignite the old problem known as phthisis , consumption, or the white plague (named for the pallor it causes).(6) Shelley's tribute expressed what would become the central metaphor of consumption in the 19th century, the idea that the phthisic body is consumed from within by its passions.(7) The sputum of phthisical patients is the vehicle by which the tubercle gains access to the air.(8) It was said that the urine of phthisic patients is "high coloured and deposits a brawny red sediment."(9) If there be a special or specific hereditary predisposition - we should find the children of such parents phthisical in greater proportion than the children of parents whose debility arises from other causes.
1. pulmonary tuberculosis ::
2. consumption ::
3. wasting disease ::
4. white plague ::
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