What does cholera mean?

Definitions for cholera
ˈkɒl ər əcholera

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cholera, Asiatic cholera, Indian cholera, epidemic cholera(noun)

    an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food

Wiktionary

  1. cholera(Noun)

    Any of several acute infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration

    Etymology: From cholera, from χολή.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cholera(noun)

    one of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera

    Etymology: [L., a bilious disease. See Choler.]

Freebase

  1. Cholera

    Cholera is an infection in the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. The main symptoms are watery diarrhea and vomiting. Transmission occurs primarily by drinking water or eating food that has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person, including one with no apparent symptoms. The severity of the diarrhea and vomiting can lead to rapid dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, and death in some cases. The primary treatment is oral rehydration therapy, typically with oral rehydration solution, to replace water and electrolytes. If this is not tolerated or does not provide improvement fast enough, intravenous fluids can also be used. Antibacterial drugs are beneficial in those with severe disease to shorten its duration and severity. Worldwide, it affects 3–5 million people and causes 100,000–130,000 deaths a year as of 2010. Cholera was one of the earliest infections to be studied by epidemiological methods.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cholera

    kol′ėr-a, n. a highly infectious and deadly disease characterised by bilious vomiting and purging.—adj. Cholerā′ic.—British cholera, an acute catarrhal affection of the mucous membrane of the stomach and small intestines. [Gr. cholera.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cholera

    An acute diarrheal disease endemic in India and Southeast Asia whose causative agent is VIBRIO CHOLERAE. This condition can lead to severe dehydration in a matter of hours unless quickly treated.

Anagrams for cholera »

  1. chorale

  2. achelor

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cholera in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cholera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of cholera in a Sentence

  1. Brian Concannon:

    Oxfam’s response this month -- quickly accepting responsibility and releasing its original investigation report -- is a sharp contrast to the U.N. ‘ s persistent policy of delay, denial and refusal of responsibility, for either sexual exploitation or unleashing cholera on Haiti.

  2. Erika Lee:

    Whether it be typhus and Irish immigrants and the bubonic plague and Chinese immigrants, cholera and Russian Jews, when Mexican immigrants were coming across the border after an outbreak of typhus in El Paso, they were literally sprayed with insecticide.

  3. Richard Mihigo:

    That explains why we are in a situation almost like a protracted sort of situation where multiple outbreaks break at the same time, the supply system is also an issue, because Richard Mihigo need to bring in all the vaccines - being for measles, being for yellow fever or cholera - and it's not easy to manage all the logistics for all these events happening at the same time.

  4. Patrick Hamilton:

    And over the next two years we will begin to see in cities like Aleppo potentially the rise of these big health epidemics that we haven't seen in this context until now - typhoid, cholera and so on.

  5. Joseph Souro Mamadouno:

    Ebola is here today, but it could be cholera tomorrow. We can spread health messages, but the government should cover costs of transport, food and the time we take off work.

Images & Illustrations of cholera

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