hydrophobia


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hydrophobia:

see rabiesrabies
or hydrophobia
, acute viral infection of the central nervous system in dogs, foxes, raccoons, skunks, bats, and other animals, and in humans. The virus is transmitted from an animal to a person, or from one animal to another, via infected saliva, most often by
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hydrophobia

[′hī·drə′fō·bē·ə]
(medicine)
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of water.

hydrophobia

1. another name for rabies
2. a fear of drinking fluids, esp that of a person with rabies, because of painful spasms when trying to swallow
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The second phase is the acute neurologic phase, characterized by hyperactivity, disorientation, bizarre behavior, and hallucinations, followed by episodes of dysphagia and hydrophobia. Hydrophobia, pathognomonic of rabies, is characterized by violent jerky contractions of the muscles of inspiration in response to attempts to swallow.
The symptom of hydrophobia or fear of water does not occur in dogs, but difficulty in swallowing is a common symptom of dog rabies.
On January 14, the woman accused her husband of trying to kill her when he offered her water (presumed hydrophobia).
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All 68(100%) of the cases for whom the details were recorded had hydrophobia, 59 had hydrophobia and aerophobia, 19 had hydrophobia, aerophobia and breathlessness.
Clinical signs of rabies most often are associated with the encephalitic form of the disease and include hydrophobia, muscle spasms, and altered mental status.
Rabies, also called mad dog disease or "hydrophobia" is a fatal illness that causes the brain to swell.
Hydrophobia (fear of water), confusion, delirium, hallucinations and hyperactivity can follow after a period of two to 10 days.
Victims go mad at the sight of water, called hydrophobia.
'While at the ward, he showed clinical signs of rabies, such as hydrophobia and difficulty swallowing.
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A person with rabies had to have the following features: a history of being bitten or scratched by a dog, cat, or a wild animal, or had a wound that was licked by these animals; and clinical manifestations of itching, pain, numbness, and formication around the healed wound, followed by hyperactivity, hydrophobia, aerophobia, spasms of the pharyngeal muscle, and sympathetic excitability.