Vincent's angina

Vin·cent's angina .vin(t)-sən(t)s-, (.)van-.sänz- n acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis in which the ulceration has spread to surrounding tissues (as of the pharynx and tonsils) called also trench mouth
Vin·cent van-san Jean Hyacinthe (1862-1950)
French bacteriologist. Vincent was a researcher and later director at various French laboratories engaged in bacteriological and epidemiological research. In 1896 he described a fusiform bacillus and a spirochete which in association are the cause of hospital gangrene. These bacteria are called Vincent's organisms. Two years later he demonstrated that these two microorganisms are present in necrotizing ulcerative infections of the gums, tonsils, and throat; two forms of these infections are now known as Vincent's angina and acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis or Vincent's infection.

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an obsolete term for ulcerative gingivitis.
H. Vincent (1862-1950), French physician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Vincent's angina — n. [after J. H. Vincent (1862 1950), Fr physician] TRENCH MOUTH: also called Vincent s infection …   English World dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — noun an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane • Syn: ↑Vincent s infection, ↑trench mouth • Hypernyms: ↑contagious disease, ↑contagion, ↑angina …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — noun Etymology: Jean Hyacinthe Vincent died 1950 French bacteriologist Date: circa 1903 Vincent s infection in which the ulceration has spread to surrounding tissues (as of the pharynx and tonsils) called also trench mouth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — Pathol. a disease characterized by ulceration of the mucosa of the tonsils, pharynx, and mouth, by the presence of abundant bacilli and spirochetes, and by the development of a membrane. Also called Vincent s infection, trench mouth. [1900 05;… …   Universalium

  • Vincent's angina — /ˌvɪnsənts ænˈdʒaɪnə/ (say .vinsuhnts an juynuh) noun a disease characterised by ulceration of the mucosa of the tonsils, pharynx, and mouth, and the development of a membrane, caused by a bacillus and a spirillum; trench mouth. Also, Vincent s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — an obsolete term for ulcerative gingivitis. [Vincent (1862–1950), French physician] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — Vin′cent s angi′na n. pat trench mouth • Etymology: 1900–05; after J. H. Vincent (1862–1950), French physician …   From formal English to slang

  • Ангина Венсана (Vincent'S Angina) — устаревшее названее язвенного гингивита. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Angina — is chest pain that is due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. The chest pain of angina is typically severe and crushing. There is a feeling just behind the breastbone (the sternum) of pressure and suffocation. The word “angina” …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent's organisms — n pl a bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium (F. nucleatum syn. F. fusiforme) and a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. vincentii syn. Borrelia vincentii) that are part of the normal oral flora and undergo a great increase in numbers in the… …   Medical dictionary

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