Definitions for appendicitisəˌpɛn dəˈsaɪ tɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appendicitis(noun)

    inflammation of the vermiform appendix


  1. appendicitis(Noun)

    inflammation of the vermiform appendix

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appendicitis(noun)

    inflammation of the vermiform appendix


  1. Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. It is classified as a medical emergency and many cases requires removal of the inflamed appendix, either by laparotomy or laparoscopy. Untreated, mortality is high, mainly because of the risk of rupture leading to infection and inflammation of the intestinal lining and eventual sepsis, clinically known as peritonitis which can lead to circulatory shock. Reginald Fitz first described acute and chronic appendicitis in 1886, and it has been recognized as one of the most common causes of severe acute abdominal pain worldwide. A correctly diagnosed non-acute form of appendicitis is known as "rumbling appendicitis". The term "pseudoappendicitis" is used to describe a condition mimicking appendicitis. It can be associated with Yersinia enterocolitica.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Appendicitis

    Acute inflammation of the APPENDIX. Acute appendicitis is classified as simple, gangrenous, or perforated.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A modern pain, costing about $200 more than the old-fashioned stomach-ache.

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