cholera definition

  • noun:
    • An acute infectious illness of little intestine, due to the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, muscle mass cramps, extreme dehydration, and depletion of electrolytes. Also referred to as Asiatic cholera.
    • any one of different diseases of domesticated creatures, such as for example chickens, turkeys, or hogs, marked by serious gastroenteritis.
    • Any of a few intense infectious conditions of people and domestic animals, brought on by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, often marked by serious gastrointestinal signs such as for instance diarrhea, abdominal cramps, sickness, vomiting, and dehydration
    • one of the diseases influencing the digestive and digestive tract and much more or less dangerous alive, esp. the one generally known as Asiatic cholera.
    • An infectious and often quickly deadly disease, prevailing epidemically, generally preceded by a diarrhea, and marked by violent purging of watery stools with flocculent particles suspended included (“rice-water stools”), vomiting, cramps, especially in the feet and stomach wall space, and powerful failure: particularly termed Asiatic cholera.
    • An acute disorder for the digestion body organs, not epidemic, marked by vomiting, purging, colic, and cramps inside legs and stomach wall space, with considerable exhaustion, mostly confined into the hotter months, and frequently as a result of errors of diet: specifically labeled as sporadic cholera and cholera morbus.
    • A destructive infectious disease of fowls, characterized by a yellow or green diarrhea, with an offensive odor, and great weakness and fast demise.
    • an acute intestinal disease brought on by ingestion of polluted liquid or meals

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