(From chloros, Chlorosis 2089 green). The green sickness, called also febris alba, the virgin's disease, amatoria febris, and icterus albus. Though Hippocrates does not seem to have known these names of this disorder, yet in the 34th and 35th paragraphs of his book De Internis Affectionibus, he describes it fully; and when it happens to girls, he speaks of it in his book De Virginum Morbis.

Most authors treat it as a species of cachexy, and indeed it is only distinguished from other species by its cause. (See Cachexia.) Dr. Cullen considers it as a symptom of amenorrhoea. - A vitiated appetite, a strong desire of eating unalimentary, often absorbent, substances, are constant attendants on this disorder; and, if married women become chlorotic, their children are weakly, should they have any. The common symptoms, when from difficult menstruation, are a paleness in the lips, a livid colour about the eye lids, indolence, coldness, particularly in the feet, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, disturbed sleep, a languid pulse, limpid urine, which in time becomes turbid, a tremor, if exercise is brisk, or if the patient ascends a hill, frequent palpitation of the heart, swelled feet, heart burn, intermitting headachs, and fainting. See Menses deficientes.