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Hydrophobic

Describing any substance that repels water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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Of all the maladies that are transmissible from the lower animals to man, there is perhaps not one which possesses so much interest, nor a knowledge of which is so important for the human species, as that which is popularly, though erroneously, designated Hydrophobia.
While many medical officials equated the reduction in documented cases of hydrophobia in Britain with the new regulations, others, including leaders in the study of veterinary medicine, saw the reduction as part of the improvement in health and care of the dogs in Britain, overall.
Premortem diagnosis of rabies is difficult and relates to a number of hindering factors, including a nonspecific prodrome flulike illness, poor history of animal bite, lack of typical hydrophobia and hypersalivation, and presentation similar to other encephalitides.
Rabies has a long and intriguing history that can be traced back to Greek mythology, when it was described as hydrophobia, a syndrome in which an infected individual would be tormented with thirst and fear of water simultaneously.
Clinical manifestations of rabies virus infection include a nonspecific prodrome (malaise, fever, headache) that lasts days to weeks, followed by confusion and paresthesias, which progress to paresis, hydrophobia, coma, and death (22).
The boat takes you dizzyingly close to the shower of mist and foam inside the curve of the horseshow falls that take a 170m plunge, but turns away just as you start screaming -- part hysterical with the excitement and part with a sudden hydrophobia.
As the disease progresses, more specific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucination, agitation, hyper-salivation, difficulty swallowing and hydrophobia.
It also leads to hydrophobia or fear of water, due to spasms in the throat.
Although our experiences have not included mechanistic studies to determine the mode of action of the monoterpenes, several references regarding their action on different microorganisms emphasize that a factor to bear in mind in their biocidal effect is the hydrophobia (or lipophilia) that characterizes them.
10: Hydrophobia is an alternative name for which disease?
Victims suffer from speech and co-ordination problems, hydrophobia, delirium, hyperactivity and hallucinations before lapsing into a coma and dying.
Hydrophobia is the hallmark of rabies, characterised by a thirst for water accompanied by terror and spasms in the throat at the mere sight of it.