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Definition of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

  1. A constitutional disease characterized by the production of tubercles in the internal organs, and especially in the lungs, where it constitutes the most common variety of pulmonary consumption.

Tuberculosis Quotations

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
Mother Teresa

We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
Paul Farmer

I wanted to explore cancer not just biologically, but metaphorically. The idea that tuberculosis in the 19th century possessed the same kind of frightening and decaying quality was very interesting to me, and it seemed that one could explore the idea that every age defined its own illness.
Siddhartha Mukherjee

In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease.
Constance Baker Motley

Oh yeah, I would have been a coal miner, I would think, if I hadn't had tuberculosis when I was 12.
Tom Jones
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Tuberculosis Translations

tuberculosis in Dutch is tering, tuberculose, longtering
tuberculosis in German is Tuberkulose
tuberculosis in Spanish is tuberculosis
tuberculosis in Swedish is tuberkulos