quartan

quartan (kwor´tan)

Recurring every fourth day, including the first day of an episode in the computation, i.e., after a free interval of two days. [L. quartanus, relating to a fourth (thing)]
double q. denoting malaria infection with two independent groups of q. parasites, so that paroxysms occur on two successive days followed by one day without fever.
triple q. denoting malaria infection with three independent groups of q. parasites, so that a paroxysm occurs every day, resembling a double tertian or a quotidian fever.

 

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