Medical Dictionary

rabies

noun ra·bies \ˈrā-bēz\
plural rabies

Medical Definition of RABIES

:  an acute virus disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals that is caused by a rhabdovirus (species Rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus) transmitted in infected saliva usually through the bite of a rabid animal and that is characterized typically by increased salivation, abnormal behavior, and eventual paralysis and death when untreated—called also hydrophobia
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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