vivax malaria

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vivax malaria

[′vī‚vaks mə′ler·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax and characterized by typical paroxysms occurring every few days, commonly every 2 days. Also known as benign tertian malaria; tertian malaria.
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Furthermore, twelve pieces of evidence in the extant fragments suggest that Quartilla's role in this vigil is as a director13 and not an active participant: 1) she orders that no one be admitted into the inn until she obtains her cure from Tertian Fever (19.
Fortunately, a royal functionary, the magistrate of Loja, Juan Lopez Canizares, gave her the healing bark of a medicinal plant that had saved him from the grip of tertian fever, that is, malaria.
In his treatise on the circulation of the blood Exercitatio Anatomica de Mom Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus (1628), he gave a detailed description of the clinical pathologic features of the febrile episodes: "In tertian fever .