status (sta´tus, stat´us)

A state or condition. [L. a way of standing]
s. angino´susprolonged angina pectoris refractory to treatment.
s. arthrit´icusobsolete term for gouty diathesis or predisposition.
s. asthmat´icusa condition of severe, prolonged asthma.
s. cholera´icusthe cold stage of shock and depression in cholera, due to fluid and electrolyte loss and resulting hypovolemia; characterized by weak pulse, cold clammy skin, confusion, and depression.
s. chore´icusa very severe form of chorea in which the persistence of the movements prevents sleep and the patient may die of exhaustion.
s. convul´sivusepilepsy
s. cribro´susa condition marked by dilations of the perivascular spaces in the brain.
s. crit´icusa very severe and persistent form of crisis in tabes dorsalis.
s. dysmyelinisa´tusHallervorden-Spatz syndrome
s. dysra´phicusa condition in which there is failure of fusion of midline structures; related to syringomyelia and perhaps to Marfan's syndrome or arachnodactyly.arrhaphia;
s. epilep´ticusrepeated seizure or a seizure prolonged for at least 30 minutes; may be convulsive (tonic-clonic), nonconvulsive (absence or complex partial) or partial (epilepsia partialis continuans) or subclinical (electrographic status epilepticus).
s. hemicra´nicusa condition in which attacks of migraine succeed each other with such short intervals as to be almost continuous.
s. hypnot´icusrarely used term for hypnosis.
s. lacuna´risa condition, occurring in cerebral arteriosclerosis, in which there are numerous small areas of degeneration in the brain.
s. lymphat´icuss. thymicolymphaticus
s. marmora´tusa congenital condition due to maldevelopment of the corpus striatum associated with choreoathetosis, in which the striate nuclei have a marblelike appearance caused by altered myelination.
s. nervo´suss. typhosus
s. prae´sensobsolete term for the part of the history of a case describing the condition of the patient at the time when he comes under observation.
s. rap´tusrarely used term for ecstasy.
s. spongio´susmultiple fluid-filled spaces of microscopic size in the cerebral white matter; seen in certain hypoxic, toxic, and metabolic diseases.
s. ster´nuensa state of continual sneezing.
s. thymicolymphat´icusold term for a syndrome of supposed enlargement of the thymus and lymph nodes in infants and young children, formerly believed to be associated with unexplained sudden death; it was also erroneously believed that pressure of the thymus on the trachea might cause death during anesthesia. Prominence of these structures is now considered normal in young children, including those who have died suddenly without preceding illnesses that might lead to atrophy of lymphoid tissue. See also sudden infant death syndrome.s. lymphaticus, s. thymicus;
s. thy´micuss. thymicolymphaticus
s. typho´susrarely used term for an erethistic or typhoidal state.s. nervosus;
s. vertigino´susa condition in which attacks of vertigo occur in rapid succession.chronic vertigo;


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