WHOOPING COUGH

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a very contagious bacterial infection which impacts the respiratory tract spanning from the nasopharynx to the bronchioles. It is marked by spasmodic coughing which often terminates with an extended high-pitched whooping inspiration. Complications are inclusive of anoxia, brain hemorrhage, injury to vision and hearing, and seizing. Commonly referred to as pertussis.

WHOOPING COUGH: "Once one contracts whooping cough, symptoms are not clear until two to three weeks later. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "WHOOPING COUGH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/whooping-cough/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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