- New Latin, from Latin volvere, to turn; see volvox. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After the surgeon found Chase's intestines were full of dying tissue, due to a disease called volvulus, his parents were told he might survive with an intestinal transplant.”
“•The five breeds with the highest relative proportion of death from gastrointestinal causes including parvovirus and gastric dilation and volvulus syndrome — known as bloat were Great Dane, Gordon setter, Akita, Shar-pei and Weimeraner.”
“There are a number of dramatic scenes on operating tables in Cutting for Stone: the twins 'births, Thomas Stone amputating his own finger, Ghosh untwisting Colonel Mebratu's volvulus, the liver transplant, etc.”
“River blindness: A disease caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a parasitic nematode.”
“The filarial worms have essentially the same life cycle as O. volvulus, and the same susceptibility to ivermectin.”
“Parasitologists have discovered that ivermectin actually works effectively against many other parasites, including O. volvulus.”
“Called Onchocerca volvulus, these animals, male and female, spend their ten-year-long lives in these nodules, making thousands of babies.”
“Like guinea worms, O. volvulus has no vaccine, but it does have a partial cure.”
“One is Onchocerca volvulus, the worm that travels in black flies and causes river blindness.”
“Of about 18 million people infected with the larvae of the Onchocerca volvulus worm, more than 750,000 victims had gone blind or lost some of their vision.”
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