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eponym

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

(ep-ŏ-nim)

a disease, structure, or species named after a particular person, usually the person who first discovered or described it.

—eponymous (i-pon-i-mŭs) adj.

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von Economo's encephalitis

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 48 words.

Syn: encephalitis lethargica. The eponym honors the German neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876–1931). A presumed virus disease

von Economo's encephalitis

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Syn: encephalitis lethargica. The eponym honors the German neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876–1931). A presumed virus disease that occurred in worldwide low-grade epidemic form in the...

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Guillain-Barré syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

An acute disorder of spinal nerve roots, probably immunological in origin, occurring as a complication of other conditions, such as viral infections, characterized by paralysis of...

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von Economo's encephalitis

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 50 words.

The eponym honors the German neurologist Constantin von Economo (1876–1931). A presumed virus disease that occurred in worldwide low-grade epidemic form in the 1920s and was followed in a...

syndrome

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 87 words.

A set of symptoms and/or clinical signs that usually occur together and are inferred to be caused by the same disease or underlying condition, or a condition characterized by a set of...

Down syndrome

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 113 words.

An inborn defect in which the affected person has an extra chromosome 21, a condition of unknown origin that apparently starts at conception and may be associated with a defect in male or...

What's in a name? Ulcerans disease: Infections due to Mycobacterium ulcerans

Anthony J. Radford.

in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Public Health and Epidemiology. 1089 words.

Summary

Lesions due to Mycobacterium ulcerans infection may have more synonyms and eponyms than any other disease. New diseases are named for the person who...

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