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]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.