sleepy sickness

noun
an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness
Hypernyms: ↑encephalitis, ↑cephalitis, ↑phrenitis

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sleepy sickness — n Brit ENCEPHALITIS LETHARGICA …   Medical dictionary

  • sleepy sickness — Brit. Pathol. See sleeping sickness. * * * …   Universalium

  • sleepy sickness — noun Encephalitis lethargica; acute inflammation of the brain which causes drowsiness and mental disease …   Wiktionary

  • sleepy sickness — noun Brit. encephalitis lethargica, a brain infection causing drowsiness and sometimes coma …   English new terms dictionary

  • sleepy — adj. (sleepier, sleepiest) 1 drowsy; ready for sleep; about to fall asleep. 2 lacking activity or bustle (a sleepy little town). 3 habitually indolent, unobservant, etc. Phrases and idioms: sleepy sickness encephalitis lethargica, an infection of …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sleeping sickness — noun 1》 a tropical disease caused by parasitic protozoans (trypanosomes) transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly, marked by extreme lethargy. 2》 US term for sleepy sickness …   English new terms dictionary

  • sleeping sickness — noun an encephalitis that was epidemic between 1915 and 1926; symptoms include paralysis of the extrinsic eye muscle and extreme muscular weakness • Syn: ↑sleepy sickness, ↑epidemic encephalitis, ↑lethargic encephalitis, ↑encephalitis lethargica… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleepysickness — sleepy sickness n. See encephalitis lethargica. * * * …   Universalium

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