primary disease n.
A disease arising spontaneously and not associated with or caused by a previous disease or injury.
The prognosis depends on the character of the primary disease causing the alleged paralysis.
It is generally symptomatic of other affections, but is sometimes idiopathic, or a primary disease.
I have known bronchitis so severe as to divert in this way the attention of a skilful diagnostician from the primary disease.
When it does occur, it is always secondary, the primary disease being situated in the lungs or intestines.
In all these the primary disease should be sought out and attempted to be cured.
And this primary disease and all subsequent diseases—are they not perhaps the capital element of progress?
The more severe form, beginning as a primary disease, when rationally treated ends in recovery in most instances.
The primary disease in the lower bowels and the consequent symptoms are gradually aggravated as the "physic" habit is formed.
When a primary disease, it is generally the result of what is commonly known as "catching cold."