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Hydrophobia

Hydrophobia Meaning & Definition
Hydrophobia Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Hydrophobia?

[n] an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
[n] a morbid fear of water
[n] a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids

Synonyms | Synonyms for Hydrophobia: lyssa | madness | rabies

Related Terms | Find terms related to Hydrophobia: acute articular rheumatism | African lethargy | ague | alkali disease | amathophobia | amebiasis | amebic dysentery | anthrax | aphthous fever | Asiatic cholera | bacillary dysentery | bastard measles | bighead | black death | black fever | black quarter | blackleg | blackwater | blackwater fever | blennophobia | blind staggers | bloody flux | breakbone fever | broken wind | brucellosis | bubonic plague | cachectic fever | canine madness | cattle plague | cerebral rheumatism | chaetophobia | Chagres fever | charbon | chicken pox | cholera | cowpox | dandy fever | deer fly fever | dengue | dengue fever | diphtheria | distemper | dumdum fever | dysentery | elephantiasis | encephalitis lethargica | enteric fever | erysipelas | famine fever | five-day fever | flu | foot-and-mouth disease | frambesia | furious rabies | gapes | German measles | glanders | glandular fever | grippe | hansenosis | Haverhill fever | heaves | hemaphobia | hematophobia | hepatitis | herpes | herpes simplex | herpes zoster | histoplasmosis | hog cholera | hoof-and-mouth disease | hookworm | infantile paralysis | infectious mononucleosis | inflammatory rheumatism | influenza | jail fever | jungle rot | kala azar | kissing disease | koniophobia | lepra | leprosy | leptospirosis | liver rot | loa loa | loaiasis | lockjaw | loco | loco disease | locoism | mad staggers | madness | malaria | malarial fever | malignant catarrh | malignant catarrhal fever | malignant pustule | mange | marsh fever | measles | megrims | meningitis | milzbrand | monophobia | mumps | ornithosis | osteomyelitis | panphobia | paratuberculosis | paratyphoid fever | parotitis | parrot fever | pertussis | pip | pneumonia | polio | poliomyelitis | polyarthritis rheumatism | ponos | pseudotuberculosis | psittacosis | quarter evil | rabbit fever | rabies | rat-bite fever | relapsing fever | rheumatic fever | rickettsialpox | rinderpest | ringworm | rot | rubella | rubeola | scabies | scarlatina | scarlet fever | schistosomiasis | septic sore throat | sheep rot | shingles | sleeping sickness | sleepy sickness | smallpox | snail fever | splenic fever | spotted fever | staggers | strep throat | stringhalt | sullen rabies | swamp fever | swine dysentery | tetanus | Texas fever | thrush | tinea | toxiphobia | toxophobia | trench fever | trench mouth | tuberculosis | tularemia | typhoid | typhoid fever | typhus | typhus fever | undulant fever | vaccinia | varicella | variola | venereal disease | viral dysentery | whooping cough | yaws | yellow fever | yellow jack | zona | zoster

See Also | simple phobia | symptom | zoonosis

Hydrophobia In Webster's Dictionary

\Hy`dro*pho"bi*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; "y`dwr water + ? fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.] (Med.) (a) An abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence: (b) The disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness. [Written also {hydrophoby}.]

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