furious rabies

noun

fu·​ri·​ous rabies ˈfyu̇r-ē-əs- How to pronounce furious rabies (audio)
: the common form of rabies that is characterized by anxiety, spasm of the muscles of the throat and diaphragm, hyperactive or violent behavior, hallucinations, excessive salivation, paralysis, coma, and death

Note: Animals with furious rabies become extremely aggressive and prone to snapping and biting indiscriminately.

compare paralytic rabies

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“Furious rabies.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/furious%20rabies. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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