Medical Dictionary

sweating sickness

noun

Medical Definition of sweating sickness

  1. :  an epidemic febrile disease especially of young cows that occurs chiefly in Africa, is characterized by profuse sweating and early high mortality, and is caused by a toxin produced and transmitted by a tick of the genus Hyalomma (H. truncatum)


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