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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Table-3: Sex wise distribution of knowledge regarding Symptoms of rabies in human beings Symptoms of Rabies Male Female Total in human beings (N = 50) (N = 40) (N = 90) Hydrophobia 24 (48) 20 (50) 44 (48.
Darwin's allusion to hydrophobia first (as though this were the disease foremost on his mind) would have led his Victorian reader to associate his remarks with a particular "lower" animal, the dog.
15 AN underwater disaster movie, if you don't like enclosed spaces or have hydrophobia.
Lilliput said that, "In a particular sequence I was required to fall in the swimming pool and as I have hydrophobia in order to perfect my role I started taking swimming lessons so as to get over hydrophobia.
The greater this angle the higher the degree of hydrophobia of the surface in question.
Keryn Kane of the Merck Manuals Department wrote about how there were more than 100 diseases in which arsenic was a medicament for treating a variety of disease including jaundice, hydrophobia, and impotence.
Hydrophobia, in this sense, reflects our apparent uneasiness with the social mixings of class, race and ethnicity in a common body of water.
Anna O's phobia is a hydrophobia because water is linked to the traumatic experience of seeing her nurse allow her dog to drink from her glass (Freud, 1893b).
47) In response, a frontier Baptist stated, "You Methodists remind me of a dog with hydrophobia.
According to Unani system of medicine (Indian sub- continent system of traditional medicine), root is carminative, tonic, aphrodisiac, antipyretic and useful in bronchitis, ophthalmia, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea, lumbago gonorrhea hydrophobia and joint gains.
This study of rabies in the nineteenth century (with a nod to the twentieth) follows the "interactions between medical, veterinary, government, and public knowledge and attitudes to rabies and hydrophobia .
The distribution of rabies cases is not uniform and states like Nagaland, Manipur and Sikkim have very low incidence of hydrophobia due to wide dog and human ratio (11-13).