Intercurrent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Intercurrent (Med) Not belonging to any particular season.
    • Intercurrent Running between or among; intervening.
    • Intercurrent (Med) Said of diseases occurring in the course of another disease.
    • n Intercurrent Something intervening.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intercurrent Running between or among; occurring between; intervening.
    • intercurrent Specifically, in pathology, occurring in a patient already suffering from some disease: said of a second disease.
    • n intercurrent Something that intervenes; an intercurrence; an incident.
    • intercurrent Noting a pulse in which there is an occasional supernumerary beat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Intercurrent in-tėr-kur′ent running between: intervening
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intercurrens, p. pr. of intercurrere,: cf. F. intercurrent,. See Intercur
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. inter, between, currĕre, to run.

Usage

In literature:

There is nothing subtler, more elusive to trace than the intercurrents of the emotions.
"The Imperialist" by (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
His intercurrent cough is the most remarkable adjunct to oratory I ever heard.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, July 25, 1891" by Various
Patients are not infrequently carried off by intercurrent disease.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Intercurrent Pneumonia is more common among them than any other class of people.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
From all that we know, it is probable that their number in the meantime had undergone an intercurrent increase.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
But this intercurrent factor is also non-specific.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
Death results from some intercurrent disease.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
In a great many cases fatal termination comes, not from the original affection, but through intercurrent disease.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
If such patients survive the fourth or fifth year, they are usually carried off by some slight intercurrent disease shortly after puberty.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Death may occur as the result of exhaustion, or a congestive seizure, or of some intercurrent illness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
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