Recent Examples of hydrophobia from the Web
Over time, symptoms that are more specific to brain dysfunction appear and may include difficulty sleeping, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, agitation, partial paralysis, difficulty swallowing, and hydrophobia, a fear of water.
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medical Definition of hydrophobia
- In classic cases, there is a fear of drinking liquids, or hydrophobia, despite thirst due to spasm of the throat muscles.
- —Lawrence K. Altman, The New York Times, 24 Aug. 1993
- Rabies victims at first feel a general malaise and restlessness, then grow increasingly agitated with painful spasms of the throat. … Soon they cannot drink, which is why rabies has been called “hydrophobia.”
- —Wayne Biddle, A Field Guide to Germs, 1995
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