Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of WHOOPING COUGH

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
 
 Synonyms: pertussis
 
 See Also: infectious disease, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. An infectious disease characterized by catarrh of the respiratory tract and peculiar paroxysms of coughing, ending in a prolonged crowing or whooping respiration. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
  2. Pertussis is a highly communicable disease caused by an infection of the upper respiratory tract by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. The principal clinical picture is severe coughing and fever. Active immunization against Pertussis is being promoted by many public health authorities.
 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY