Definitions for: Lyssa


[n] an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain



Webster (1913) Definition: Lys"sa (l[i^]s"s[.a]), n. [NL. See Lytta.] (Med.)
Hydrophobia.

Note: The plural (Lyss[ae]) has been used to signify the
pustules supposed to be developed under the tongue in
hydrophobia.

Synonyms: hydrophobia, madness, rabies

See Also: zoonosis

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