Definition of remittent in English:
(Of a fever) characterized by fluctuating body temperatures.
- An 1858 medical book described remittent fever as typhus modified by atmospheric influences.
- Even in cases positively diagnosed as typhus, surgeons also recorded bilious vomiting, diarrhea, and bowel hemorrhage, which are all symptoms of typhoid and remittent fever.
- Symptoms of quinine toxicity include diarrhea, vomiting, confusion, blindness, tinnitus, and paralysis (note the similarity with typhoid, typhus, and remittent fever symptoms).
Definition of remittent in:
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