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- noun Inflammation of the spleen.
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- noun (Med.) Inflammation of the spleen.
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- noun pathology
inflammationof the spleen
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- noun inflammation of the spleen
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This other pair runs through the throat inside; and from either one of the two there extend veins in underneath the shoulder blade and towards the hands; and these appear alongside the veins splenitis and hepatitis as another pair of veins smaller in size.
When there is a pain near the surface of the body, the physician lances these two latter veins; but when the pain is within and in the region of the stomach he lances the veins splenitis and hepatitis.
Pain may bave been felt without, swelling, and swelling without pain, and both may bave fexisted without the pulse having been disturbed for a long period in the first stage of splenitis; but on dissection, the spleen, after such previous circuinstapces, has been found iporbid, and the only diseased organ.
If the second stage of splenitis be made free from danger, it must re - quire stili longer time before it terminates in a cure than the first stage, as the disposition to a renewal of vascular sweliing will be more confirmed by time, and show itself periodicaJly.
From these, veins extend all over the body, from that on the right hand to the right side and from that on the left hand to the left side; the most important ones, two in number, to the heart in the region of the backbone; other two a little higher up through the chest in underneath the armpit, each to the hand on its side: of these two, one being termed the vein splenitis, and the other the vein hepatitis.
 It has been suggested by one who attended Dr. Livingstone professionally in several dangerous illnesses in Africa, that the ultimate cause of death was acute splenitis. ”