What is another word for rabies?

210 synonyms found


[ ɹˈe͡ɪbɪz], [ ɹˈe‍ɪbɪz], [ ɹ_ˈeɪ_b_ɪ_z]

Rabies is a potentially fatal viral infection that spreads from animals to humans through bites or scratches. There are several synonyms for the word "rabies", such as hydrophobia, lyssavirus infection, and furious madness. "Hydrophobia" is a term associated with rabies, as the virus causes paralysis of the throat muscles, leading to difficulty in swallowing and breathing. "Lyssavirus infection" refers to any infection caused by viruses belonging to the family Rhabdoviridae, which includes the rabies virus. "Furious madness" is another term used to describe the symptoms of rabies, which include aggressive behaviour, hallucinations, and an extreme fear of water. It's important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you may have been infected with rabies.

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    Usage examples for Rabies

    Wherever the Pasteur treatment for rabies was introduced, however, the number of deaths following the bites of mad animals fell off.
    "Makers of Modern Medicine"
    James J. Walsh
    At the International Medical Congress at Moscow, in 1897, Americans, who expressed doubts as to the efficiency of the Pasteur treatment for rabies, were laughed at by the medical representatives of nations who have the most opportunities for studying the disease.
    "Makers of Modern Medicine"
    James J. Walsh
    There are endless instances of this disuniting influence to be seen, in the contempt of learning for ignorance, the derisive attitude which knowledge assumes toward simplicity, the metropolitan disdain for provincial Galilee, the rabies theologica which is ever ready to declare that this people that knoweth not the law is accursed.
    Hugh Black

    Famous quotes with Rabies

    • I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
      Ozzy Osbourne
    • The world is in an extremely dangerous situation, and serious diseases often require the risk of a dangerous cure — like the Pasteur serum for rabies.
      Alan Watts
    • Three days before launch, the hedge fund man had been nipped by a stray dog while rehearsing a launch pad escape sequence, and everything had been thrown into disarray as the dog was chased across the steppe by militiamen in wheeled vehicles, locals on horseback, and a helicopter gunship. After they had run it to ground they had shipped it off to a veterinary lab to be checked for rabies.
      Neal Stephenson

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