Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the endocardium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inflammation of the endocardium and possibly the heart valves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the endocardium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the endocardium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the endocardium and heart valves

Etymologies

endocard(ium) + -itis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • She knew that if it progressed it could easily block the flow of oxygen to her heart or lungs, causing a heart attack or even a life-threatening heart infection known as endocarditis.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Proper oral hygiene can prevent heart infections known as endocarditis, which start when bacteria finds their way to blood, according to the researchers.

    Cleaner mouth might help to keep Heart safe.

  • Abrams would testify later at the trial that Schwartz, who suffered from two heart conditions, chronic endocarditis, which is an infection of the inner lining of the valves, and mitral stenosis, which is an obstruction of the mitral valve, was “lying on the floor covered with sweat and with his handkerchief full of blood.”

    Savage Peace

  • Subacute endocarditis, which is the most common form, may not become appreciable for several days after its commencement.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • A doctor pinpointed the potential cause: a rare heart infection called endocarditis, which soon led the capillary in her brain to rupture.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • Users addressed health conditions such as endocarditis, abscesses, overdose, cotton fever, hydration, bleaching, hepatitis c, through the development of materials including posters, pamphlets and 'zines which were widely distributed, emulated and subsequently were incorporated into the mainstream healthcare world.

    Harm Reduction in the United States: Whose History? (Part 2)

  • There are many disease states that this bacteria can give rise to such as endocarditis, gastrointestinal tract infections, and pneumonia just to name a few 5.

    Hermione the poisoner! « raincoaster

  • “I’ve developed bacterial endocarditis, which is a serious heart valve infection,” Mike answered.

    Bitter Harvest

  • In fact, his death was caused by bacterial endocarditis exacerbated by a streptococcal infection reaching his blood following a dental extraction in winter 1795, and it was no doubt further affected by the three months of famine culminating in the Dumfries Food Riots of March 1796, and on 21 July 1796 he died in Dumfries at the age of 37.

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  • In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections i.e., infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis.

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