cholera-, choler-, choleri-, cholero- +
(Greek: disease in which the bodily humors [biles] are subject to violent discharge; characterized by severe vomiting and diarrhea)
2. A contagious disease caused by Vibrio cholerae, which produces a toxin that alters the water and electrolyte fluxes toward secretion in the upper intestinal tract, thereby causing a profuse, watery diarrhea resulting in severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
3. Any of various diseases of domesticated animals; such as, chickens, turkeys, or hogs, marked by severe gastroenteritis.
The disease is endemic in southeast Asia and India and epidemic globally. It is commonly transmitted in contaminated drinking water.4. Etymology: from "choler, bile, melancholy"; from Latin cholera, from Greek kholera, "a type of disease characterized by diarrhea, supposedly caused by choler"; from khole, "gall, bile"; from khloazein, "to be green"; from khloros, "greenish-yellow".
2. An agent that promotes bile secretion by the liver.
2. Initial manifestations of cholera.
Choleromanias have been known for centuries where outbreaks of the disease have occurred because of a lack sanitation and by consuming food or water that has been contaminated with disease causing ingredients.