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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Tuberculosis" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB (short for tubercle bacillus), in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a widespread, and in many cases fatal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Most infections do not have symptoms, known as latent tuberculosis. About one in ten latent infections eventually progresses to active disease which, if left untreated, kills more than 50% of those so infected. - See link


Tuberculosis in Spanish is Tuberculosis
La tuberculosis (abreviada TBC o TB), llamada antiguamente tisis (del griego φθίσις, a través del latín phthisis) es una infección bacteriana contagiosa que compromete principalmente a los pulmones, pero puede propagarse a otros órganos. La especie de bacterias más importante y representativa causante de tuberculosis es Mycobacterium tuberculosis o bacilo de Koch, perteneciente al complejo Mycobacterium tuberculosis.1 La TBC es posiblemente la enfermedad infecciosa más prevalente en el mundo. Otras micobacterias, como Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium africanum, Mycobacterium canetti y Mycobacterium microti pueden causar también la tuberculosis, pero todas estas especies no lo suelen hacer en el individuo sano.2 Aunque la tuberculosis es una enfermedad predominantemente de los pulmones, puede afectar también el sistema nervioso central, el sistema linfático, el sistema circulatorio, el sistema genitourinario, el aparato digestivo, los huesos, las articulaciones e incluso la piel. - See link


More information about Tuberculosis in other websites
Definition of Tuberculosis in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Tuberculosis in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Tuberculosis - See link.
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