rigor

1. SYN: rigidity (1). 2. SYN: chill (2). [L. stiffness]
- acid r. coagulation of muscle protein induced by acids.
- calcium r. arrest of the heart in the fully contracted state as a result of poisoning with calcium.
- heat r. coagulation of muscle protein induced by heat.
- r. mortis stiffening of the body, 1–7 hours after death, from hardening of the muscular tissues as a consequence of the coagulation of the myosinogen and paramyosinogen; it disappears after 1–6 days or when decomposition begins. SYN: cadaveric rigidity, postmortem rigidity.
- myocardial r. mortis SYN: ischemic contracture of the left ventricle.

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rig·or 'rig-ər, Brit also 'rī-.gȯr n
1 a) CHILL (1)
b) a tremor caused by a chill
2 a) rigidity or torpor of organs or tissue that prevents response to stimuli
b) RIGOR MORTIS

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n.
1. an abrupt attack of shivering and a sensation of coldness, accompanied by a rapid rise in body temperature. This often marks the onset of a fever and may be followed by a feeling of heat, with copious sweating.

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rig·or (rigґor) (riґgor) [L.] 1. a chill. 2. rigidity.

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  • Rigor — Ri gor, n. [L. See {Rigor}., below.] 1. Rigidity; stiffness. [1913 Webster] 2. (ed.) A sense of chilliness, with contraction of the skin; a convulsive shuddering or tremor, as in the chill preceding a fever. [1913 Webster] {Rigor caloris}[L.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rigor — m. sintomat. Rigidez. Medical Dictionary. 2011. rigor rigidez. Rigor mortis: rigidez …   Diccionario médico

  • rigor — sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Excesiva severidad o dureza: El rigor del castigo parece desmesurado. Sinónimo: rigurosidad. 2. (no contable) Precisión o exactitud: Vuestra tesis carecía de rigor científico. Sinónimo: rigurosidad. 3 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • rigor — (Del lat. rigor, ōris). 1. m. Excesiva y escrupulosa severidad. 2. Aspereza, dureza o acrimonia en el genio o en el trato. 3. Último término a que pueden llegar las cosas. 4. intensidad (ǁ vehemencia). El rigor del verano. 5. Propiedad y… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Rigor — (lateinisch für „Starrheit“) ist ein medizinischer Ausdruck für Muskelstarre. Er bezeichnet eine Erhöhung des Muskeltonus, die durch die zentral gesteuerte gleichzeitige Aktivierung von Muskeln samt ihren Gegenspielern (Agonisten Antagonisten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rigor — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rigurosidad o rigor tiene una serie de significados en relación a la vida y el discurso intelectual. Estas son distintas de las acepciones en ámbitos judiciales y políticos donde se las interpreta como hacer cumplir… …   Wikipedia Español

  • rigor — late 14c., from O.Fr. rigor (13c.), from L. rigorem (nom. rigor) numbness, stiffness, rigor, from rigere be stiff (see RIGID (Cf. rigid)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rigor — rȉgor m DEFINICIJA knjiš. 1. ukočenost (u ponašanju, u tvrdoći predmeta), rigiditet 2. strogost SINTAGMA rigor mortis (izg. rigor mȍrtis) mrtvačka ukočenost ETIMOLOGIJA lat. rigor: oporost, krutost, strogost ≃ rigidus: ukočen ← rigēre: ukočiti se …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Rigor —   [lateinisch »Steifheit«, »Härte«] der, s, Rigidität, erhöhte Muskelspannung, die sich in erhöhtem Widerstand bei passiver Bewegung einer Gliedmaße äußert; oft auch als »Zahnradphänomen« (rhythmische Sperrungen) auftretend. Rigor ist ein… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • rigor — [rig′ər; ] for 4 & 5, occas. [ rī′gôr] n. [ME < MFr rigueur < L rigor < rigere: see RIGID] 1. harshness or severity; specif., a) strictness or inflexibility [the rigor of martial law] b) extreme hardship or difficulty [the rigors of… …   English World dictionary

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