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constitutional disease

constitutional disease in Medicine

constitutional disease n.
A disease involving the entire body or having a widespread array of symptoms.

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  • The disease is already systemic, or constitutional, and the chancre is the local expression of a constitutional disease.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • In short, I repeat gonorrhea is essentially a local and not a constitutional disease, and is not hereditary.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • This may be either due to senility or to some constitutional disease.

  • It is indeed a fearful inheritance, when life comes to us tainted with constitutional disease.

    Nature and Culture Harvey Rice
  • It is not a constitutional disease in the Negro as many of the detractors of the race have affirmed.

    The Defects of the Negro Church Orishatukeh Faduma
  • The disturbance of this proper quality is among the main factors of constitutional disease.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • Rheumatism is a constitutional disease with local manifestations.

    The Electric Bath George M. Schweig
  • The nervous or constitutional disease must be treated according to its nature.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • In young children it is practically always due to rickets, and the constitutional disease must be most rigorously dealt with.

  • Rachitis is a constitutional disease, characterized by impaired nutrition of the bones and changes in their shape.

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