plague pneumonia
pneumonic plague.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • plague pneumonia — noun a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever • Syn: ↑pneumonic plague, ↑pulmonic plague …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plague (disease) — Plague is a deadly infectious disease caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis (Pasteurella pestis) . Plague is a zoonotic, primarily carried by rodents (most notably rats) and spread to humans via fleas. Plague is notorious throughout… …   Wikipedia

  • plague — plaguer, n. /playg/, n., v., plagued, plaguing. n. 1. an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence. 2. an infectious, epidemic disease caused by a bacterium, Yersinia pestis, characterized by fever, chills, and prostration,… …   Universalium

  • Plague — The plague is an infectious disease due to a bacteria called Yersinia pestis. Y. pestis mainly infects rats and other rodents. Rodents are the prime reservoir for the bacteria. Fleas function as the prime vectors carrying the bacteria from one… …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumonia — Inflammation of the lung parenchyma characterized by consolidation of the affected part, the alveolar air spaces being filled with exudate, inflammatory cells, and fibrin. Most cases are due to infection by bacteria or viruses, a few to …   Medical dictionary

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  • pneumonic plague — n plague of an extremely virulent form that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Pasteurella (P. pestis), involves chiefly the lungs, and usu. is transmitted from person to person by droplet infection compare BUBONIC PLAGUE * * * pulmonic plague …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumonic plague — noun a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever • Syn: ↑pulmonic plague, ↑plague pneumonia …   Useful english dictionary

  • pulmonic plague — noun a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever • Syn: ↑pneumonic plague, ↑plague… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pneumonic plague — is the most virulent and least common form of plague, caused by the bacterium yersinia pestis. Typically, pneumonic form is due to a secondary spread from advanced infection of an initial bubonic form. Primary pneumonic plague results from… …   Wikipedia

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