Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling herpes; partaking of the nature of herpes: as, herpetic patches.
- adj. medicine Of or pertaining to herpes, or to any herpesvirus or herpesvirus-caused disease; as a herpetic sore throat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, the herpes; partaking of the nature of herpes.
“Other disorders such as herpetic whitlow, herpes gladiatorum, ocular herpes (keratitis), cerebral herpes infection encephalitis, Mollaret's meningitis, neonatal herpes, and possibly Bell's palsy are all caused by herpes simplex viruses.”
“Other disorders such as herpetic whitlow, herpes gladiatorum, ocular herpes (keratitis), cerebral herpes infection encephalitis,”
“Bev, did you re-coagulate the revert setting to the position of the geometric trade-off concurrent with the linear approach to the more telepathic scenarios shored up along the meter housing unit with the herpetic cable doctrine situated near, but not in-line with, the I-NOUNDERSTAND Y. O.U.123?”
“The rash eventually blisters and can sometimes lead to a painful condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia.”
“There's also a correlation between age and the incidence of a complication of shingles known as post-herpetic neuralgia, or PHN.”
“For caving -- not compromising, but totally capitulating -- on war funding and and telecom immunity, Nancy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer and the blue dogs they lie down with have been rewarded with the same herpetic embrace that is turning John McCain into a Republican cootie incubator.”
“During one of those “routine” contact lens exams, I discovered my contact lens wearing patient had a herpetic infection in his cornea a cold-sore.”
“Contact lenses increase the risk to his eye exponentially by increasing the physiological stresses to the cornea that enable herpetic virus activation.”
“Can't tell you what it is, but sounds more like a viral infection called primary herpetic gingivostomatitis.”
“In a trial (from 1998 through 2001) of more than 38,500 people who were at least 60 years old, Zostavax reduced the risk of developing shingles by about 51%, compared with a placebo, and reduced the incidence of post-herpetic neuralgia by 67%.”
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