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pox

(Science: medicine) Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four diseases, the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the venereal diseases.

Pox, when used without an epithet, as in imprecations, formerly signified smallpox; but it now signifies syphilis.

Origin: For pocks, OE. Pokkes. See Pock. It is plural in form but is used as a singular.


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Thinking in terms of evolution

... moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
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evolution and endangered species

... moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that ...

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by Luxorien
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
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Views: 6710

I need help with these questions?

... C. PERTUSSIS D. VARICELLA-ZOSTER E. RUBEOLA WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WOULE BE THE BEST DESCRIBED AS CHRONIC DISEASE? A. SMALL POX B. MRSA C. RABIES D. BOTULISM E. HEPATITIS B

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by chinee
Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: I need help with these questions?
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Views: 1689

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

Sorry for being out of the loop for a while. My early childhood bout of chicken pox has revisited me in the form of shingles and has left me low for about ten days. Still not over it but have got back online to have a look at progress, if one could refer to any ...

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by scottie
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

... a very large handle on HIV in the short 30 years versus everything else. And the only disease considered naturally eradicated currently is Small pox. It exists in a couple of labs as part of biodefense research, if I recall correctly. Aside from the German oncologist who may have hit gold, I ...

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by ChesneMD
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:35 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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