from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Self-infection; infection of the body from within, in contradistinction to exogenic infection; the act whereby an organism infects itself with parasites, as sometimes happens in cases of tapeworm, pinworms, bacterial diseases, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) Poisoning caused by a virus that originates and develops in the organism itself.
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Very frequently, as stated in the first chapter, auto-infection begins in infancy and slowly but steadily progresses, but it may not be before adult age is reached and one or more organs are seriously diseased that it becomes apparent to all.
_Slow digestion_ is perhaps the most common form of functional disturbance of the stomach, due to an insidious auto-infection for years.
But these evidences of auto-infection are generally preceded and accompanied by a general loss of vitality and weight, by anemia, by a lowering of the resisting power of the organism -- all of which produce a fit soil for the various diseases to which flesh is heir.
It is claimed to cure chronic auto-infection and the spasmodic occlusion of the lower bowel!
How could we avoid drawing the inference, therefore, that disease-breeding germs, (generated in the organism and hence called "autogenetic"), and their auto-infection, _i. e.
Constipation, semi-constipation, and irregular action of the bowels, excessive fermentation, putrefaction, self-generated or auto-infection, are the factors to be considered.
This depended on the fact that, as in civil practice, the scalp is one of the most dangerous regions as far as auto-infection of the wound is concerned, and one of the most difficult to cleanse, except by thorough shaving.
In most instances the successful maintenance of a glaucomatous life, exclusive of operative interference, in addition to sustained myosis, demands the investigation of the patient's metabolism, which must be kept at the normal standard, the removal of the evil effects of auto-infection, as we are wont to call it, and especially the elimination of the cause which is responsible for the over plus tension of the arteries and of the veins.
Early in the season they were all given doses of quinine to prevent auto-infection.
Commonly the source of chronic gastro-intestinal uncleanliness, of dyspepsia, of autogenetic poisons and auto-infection is inflammatory occlusion -- more or less permanent or spasmodic -- of some part of the lower bowel.
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