appendicitis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n appendicitis inflammation of the vermiform appendix
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Appendicitis (Med) Inflammation of the vermiform appendix.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n appendicitis In pathology, inflammation of the vermiformappendix (which see, under appendix).
    • n appendicitis In pathology, inflammation of the vermiform appendix (which see, under appendix). The disease occurs at all ages, but most commonly in young adults, especially young men. The apparently increased prevalence of the affection in late years is to be accounted for chiefly by greater skill in diagnosis. The exciting causes of inflammation of the appendix are digestive disturbances (especially intestinal indigestion attended with much flatulence), influenza, rheumatism, and blows on the abdomen; the presence of seeds in the appendix is not, contrary to the popular belief, a frequent cause of the disease. The inflammation may be acute or chronic. The most prominent symptoms of the acute form are pain of a colicky nature, usually beginning in the neighborhood of the umbilicus and later becoming localized in the right lower abdominal region; rigidity of the abdominal muscles on the right side; and tenderness to pressure. The last, at the beginning, is nearly always most acute at “McBurney's point,” which is situated about two inches from the anterior spinous process of the ilium on a line joining this process with the umbilicus. Nausea and vomiting, prostration, fever, rapid pulse, constipation or more rarely diarrhea, and chills are other symptoms usually present in varying degrees. In chronic appendicitis, the most prominent manifestation is constant pain in the right iliac region, which is aggravated by exertion or fatigue; but the condition may be seriously prejudicial to health in many other ways, while there is also the ever present danger of an acute exacerbation with all its perils. In the treatment of acute appendicitis surgeons usually advise operation as soon as the diagnosis is made. “Interval operations” are those in which the appendix is removed after the subsidence of an acute attack, so as to prevent a recurrence of the disease.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Appendicitis inflammation of the vermiform appendix of the cæcum
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, pendĕre, to hang.

Usage

In literature:

This he did and appended the reply to his letter.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
A description and a photograph of the man wanted was appended.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
At each corner is appended a bunch of cockatoo feathers.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
I vote we append a by-law.
"Four Girls and a Compact" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
Appended to the manuscript I find a note, in another handwriting, signed "R. G.," dated at Malton Rectory, 1747.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Appended to the manuscript I find a note, in another handwriting, signed "R. G.," dated at Malton Rectory, 1747.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
General Gilmore, who succeeded General Hunter in command of the Department of the South, appends his signature to the same pass.
"Harriet, The Moses of Her People" by Sarah H. Bradford
As illustrating our poet's conceptions on these mysterious subjects, I append extracts from three of his prose writings.
"Adonais" by Shelley
A note appended regulates the details of these measures.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
Disputable questions as to the date of any poem are dealt with in the editorial note prefixed or appended to it.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth" by (Edited by William Knight)
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In poetry:

Only a note obscure, appended
By warrior scribe or monk perchance,
Saith: “The good knight’s ladye was sore offended
That he would not die for her but France.’
"Sir Hugo's Choice" by James Jeffrey Roche
"I will not try the grapes to-day,"
He said. "My appetite is
Fastidious, and, anyway,
I fear appendicitis."
(The fox was one of the elite
Who call it site instead of seet.)
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

ConsumerBase email appends offers direct marketers opportunity to reduce costs and increase profits.
Appendicitis is turn ing into the new celebrity "exhaustion" -- except it's real this time.
Most people get an appendectomy because they're suffering from appendicitis, meaning their appendix is swelling and could possibly burst.
Amid the mounting concern about radiation exposure and future increases in cancer rates comes a report from Washington State describing the benefits of imaging, particularly CT scanning, for the diagnosis of appendicitis .
If your child tells you he or she has a stomach ache and it hurts worse than usual, pay attention, because they just may have appendicitis .
We have what parents need to know to decide if their child has a garden variety stomachache or appendicitis .
AspenBio Pharma Submits Pre-IDE Information Package to FDA for AppyScore Appendicitis Test System.
UCLA's Howland recruits through appendicitis .
Dykstra Out After Appendicitis Surgery.
Phillies center fielder LENNY DYKSTRA was listed in good condition yesterday at a Philadelphia hospital after undergoing surgery for appendicitis .
CMO Close-Up with Jim Kruger, senior VP-global solutions marketing, Polycom Inc. NetProspex links to Eloqua for contact appending .
Business append rates vary between 6 percent and 40 percent depending on whether the appending company uses a consumer append process or specializes in business append processes, which yield a much higher success rate.
Document management systems enable health care providers to append paper documents to electronic systems by scanning and indexing them.
"Only an amature does not use a bagman," according to a comment appended to a story in our on-line edition about the tribulations of former Mayor Ray Nagin.
Farmer appends his own name at last to his stories written under pen names borrowed from other authors' characters, most famously Venus on the Half-Shell , a novel allegedly by Kurt Vonnegut's fictional science fiction writer, Kilgore Trout.
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In science:

During the construction of the lattice neighbours are, however, dynamically appended to each site.
Performance of Random Lattice Algorithms
Thus, it will be interesting to apply it to situations where the terms appended through the metric fluctuations do not vanish.
A Rigorous Proof of the Inflationary Spectrum
Proof: Given a sequence b of n A’s and n B’s, convert A’s to 0’s, B’s to 1’s, and append a 0 at the end; call this sequence b′ .
The bricklayer problem and the Strong Cycle Lemma
First let us see what the commutators look like with {σ} appended.
On the underlying theory approach for quantum theories
From the underlying theory approach, it is immediate to see that the conventional spectral representation in quantum theories should be reformulated, at least we should append the underlying constants to the existent formalisms to indicate that the UV ends of the spectra should be parametrized by these constants.
On the underlying theory approach for quantum theories
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