sleeping sickness

sleeping sickness
Synonyms and related words:
African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever, catalepsy, cerebral rheumatism, chicken pox, cholera, coma, cowpox, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, famine fever, five-day fever, flu, frambesia, glandular fever, grippe, hansenosis, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, high, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, lethargy, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, milzbrand, mumps, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nod, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, psittacosis, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, sedation, septic sore throat, shingles, shock, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, sopor, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, stupor, swamp fever, swoon, tetanus, thanatosis, thrush, tinea, trance, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • sleeping sickness — n 1) a serious disease that is prevalent in much of tropical Africa, is marked by fever, headache, protracted lethargy, confusion, sleep disturbances, tremors, and loss of weight, is caused by either of two trypanosomes (Trypanosoma brucei… …   Medical dictionary

  • sleeping sickness — sleeping .sickness n [U] a serious ↑tropical disease that is carried by the ↑tsetse fly (=a type of insect) . It causes extreme tiredness and fever, and makes you lose weight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sleeping sickness — sleeping ,sickness noun uncount a serious tropical disease in which you have a fever, lose weight, and are extremely tired …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sleeping sickness — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical disease transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly, marked by extreme lethargy …   English terms dictionary

  • sleeping sickness — n. 1. an infectious disease, esp. common in tropical Africa, caused by either of two trypanosomes (Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense) that are transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly: it is characterized by fever, drowsiness, and coma,… …   English World dictionary

  • Sleeping sickness — MedlinePlus = 001362 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 2140 MeshID = D014353 Sleeping sickness or human African trypanosomiasis is a parasitic disease of people and animals, caused by protozoa of species Trypanosoma brucei and transmitted by… …   Wikipedia

  • sleeping sickness — Pathol. 1. Also called African sleeping sickness, African trypanosomiasis. a generally fatal disease, common in parts of Africa, characterized by fever, wasting, and progressive lethargy: caused by a parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma gambiense or… …   Universalium

  • sleeping sickness — African trypanosomiasis a disease of tropical Africa caused by the presence in the blood of the parasitic protozoans Trypanosoma gambiense or T. rhodesiense. The parasites are transmitted through the bite of tsetse flies. Initial symptoms include …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sleeping sickness — /ˈslipɪŋ ˌsɪknəs/ (say sleeping .siknuhs) noun 1. → African sleeping sickness. 2. a form of inflammation of the brain marked by extreme weakness, drowsiness, or sleepiness, usually associated with paralysis of some cerebral nerves …   Australian English dictionary

  • sleeping sickness — noun An endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa, caused by a parasitic trypanosome, transmitted by the tsetse fly and characterized by fever, severe headache, joint pains and lymph node swelling in the early stages,… …   Wiktionary

  • sleeping sickness — N UNCOUNT Sleeping sickness is a serious tropical disease which causes great tiredness and often leads to death …   English dictionary

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