What is PHLEBITIS?

In medical jurisprudence. An inflammation of the veins, which may originate in septicemia (bacterial blood- poisoning) or pywmia (poisoning from pus), and is capable of being transmitted to other tissues, as, the brain or the muscular tissue of the heart. In the latter case, an inflammation of the heart is produced which is called “endocarditis” and which may result fatally. See Succession of Bidwell, 52 La. Ann. 744, 27 South. 2S1.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of PHLEBITIS helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary