carphology


carphology
car·phol·o·gy kär-'fäl-ə-jē also car·pho·lo·gia .kär-fə-'lō-j(ē-)ə n, pl -gies also -gias an aimless semiconscious plucking at the bedclothes observed in conditions of exhaustion or stupor or in high fevers called also floccillation

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n.
plucking at the bedclothes by a delirious patient. This is often a sign of extreme exhaustion and may be the prelude to death.

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car·phol·o·gy (kahr-folґə-je) [Gr. karphologein to pick bits of wool off a person's coat] floccillation.

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  • Carphology — Car*phol o*gy (k[aum]r*f[o^]l [ o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. ka rfos any small dry body + logy: cf. F. carphologie.] (Med.) See {Floccillation}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carphology — /kahr fol euh jee/, n. Pathol. floccillation. [1850 55; < NL carphologia; LL: fumbling, plucking at straws, blankets < Gk karphología, equiv. to kárpho(s) twig, straw, piece of wood + logia collection; see LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • carphology — noun carphologia …   Wiktionary

  • carphology — n. derangement of bed sheets during a fever …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carphology — n. (Med.) Floccillation, tilmus, picking the bed clothes …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • carphology — car·phol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • carphology — floccillation; n. plucking at the bedclothes by a delirious patient. This is often a sign of extreme exhaustion and may be the prelude to death …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • carphology — /kaˈfɒlədʒi/ (say kah foluhjee) noun → floccillation …   Australian English dictionary

  • carphology — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Карфология (Carphology, Floccillation) — двигательное беспокойство делириозных больных, проявляющееся в срывании с себя одежды. Часто является признаком крайнего возбуждения и в некоторых случаях может служить предвестником наступающей смерти. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины


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