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n.1. the turning point of a disease, after which the patient either improves or deteriorates. Since the advent of antibiotics, infections seldom reach the point of crisis. 2. the occurrence of sudden severe pain in certain diseases. See also Dietl’s crisis.

1. the turning point of a disease, after which the patient either improves or deteriorates. Since the advent of antibiotics, infections seldom reach the point of crisis. 2. the occurrence of sudden severe pain in certain diseases. See also Dietl’s crisis.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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