Pott curvature

Pott curvature
abnormal posterior curvature of the vertebral column caused by tuberculous caries.

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  • Pott's disease — Pott s dis*ease (Med.) Caries of the vertebr[ae], frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon. [1913 Webster] {Pott s fracture}, a fracture of the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pott's fracture — Pott s disease Pott s dis*ease (Med.) Caries of the vertebr[ae], frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon. [1913 Webster] {Pott s fracture}, a fracture… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pott's disease — Pott s′ disease [[t]pɒts[/t]] n. pat caries of the bodies of the vertebrae, often resulting in marked curvature of the spine • Etymology: 1825–35; after Percival Pott (1714–88), British surgeon, who described it …   From formal English to slang

  • Pott's disease — [päts′] n. [after Percival Pott (1714 88), Eng surgeon] tuberculous caries of the vertebrae, resulting in curvature of the spine …   English World dictionary

  • Pott'sdisease — Pott s disease (pŏts) n. Partial destruction of the vertebral bones, usually caused by a tuberculous infection and often producing curvature of the spine.   [After PercivalPott (1714 1788), British surgeon.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pott's disease — noun TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine • Hypernyms: ↑tuberculosis, ↑TB, ↑T.B. * * * ˈpäts noun Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: after Percivall Pott died 1788 English surgeon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pott's disease — An old term for tuberculosis of the spine that caused softening and collapse of the vertebrae, often resulting in kyphosis, a hunchback deformity, which was called Pott s curvature. Named for the English surgeon Sir John Percivall Pott (1714… …   Medical dictionary

  • curvature — A bending or flexure. See angulation. SYN: curvatura. [L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. atus, to bend, curve] angular c. a gibbous deformity, i.e., a sharp angulation of the spine, occurring in Pott disease. SYN: Pott c …   Medical dictionary

  • Pott disease — also called  tuberculous spondylitis  or  tuberculosis of the spine        disease caused by infection of the spinal column, or vertebral column, by the tuberculosis bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Pott disease is characterized by softening …   Universalium

  • Pott's disease — noun Etymology: Percivall Pott died 1788 English surgeon Date: 1835 tuberculosis of the spine with destruction of bone resulting in curvature of the spine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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