Pronunciation: kri'sis, -sez
- A sudden change, usually for the better, in the course of an acute disease, in contrast to the gradual improvement by lysis.
- A paroxysmal pain in an organ or circumscribed region of the body occurring in the course of tabetic neurosyphilis.
- A convulsive attack.
Synonym(s): tabetic crisis
[G. krisis, a separation, crisis]
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