Hippocratic facies

Hippocratic facies n the face as it appears near death and in some debilitating conditions marked by sunken eyes and temples, pinched nose, and tense hard skin called also facies Hippocratica

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facies hippocratica a drawn, pinched, and pale appearance of the face, indicative of approaching death.

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  • facies — n. 1) facial expression, often a guide to a patient s state of health as well as his emotions. The typical facies seen in adenoids is the vacant look, with the mouth drooping open. A Hippocratic facies is the sallow face, sagging and with… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hippocratic — Hip po*crat ic, a. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings. [1913 Webster] {Hippocratic face} [L. facies Hippocratica], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hippocratic face — Hippocratic Hip po*crat ic, a. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings. [1913 Webster] {Hippocratic face} [L. facies Hippocratica], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Facies — Fa ci*es, n. [L., from, face. See {Face}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The anterior part of the head; the face. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Facies Hippocratica — Facies Fa ci*es, n. [L., from, face. See {Face}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The anterior part of the head; the face. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation to its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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