Origin of pallidClassical Latin pallidus, pale
Pale skin tone
An example of someone who would be described as pallid is a person who is sick and who looks very pale and devoid of color.
- Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion: the pallid face of the invalid.
- Lacking intensity of color or luminousness.
- Lacking in radiance or vitality; dull: pallid prose.
Origin of pallidLatin pallidus from pallēre to be pale ; see pel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pallid, superlative most pallid)
From Latin pallidus.
- The child cries or gasps, forcibly exhales, stops breathing, and turns either blue (cyanotic form) or pale (pallid form).
- An electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) that records the electrical activity in the heart may be used to check for heart rhythm abnormalities, such as long QT syndrome, in children who have had a pallid breath holding spell.
- If pallid breath holding spells are frequent and severe, a preventative anti-cholinergic medicine such as atropine sulfate may be prescribed, in consultation with a neurologist or cardiologist.
- In a pallid BHS the brain sends a signal via the vagus nerve that severely slows the heart rate, leading to a temporary cessation of breathing and loss of consciousness.
- Not getting enough rest: While fatigue generally does not make the circles appear on its own, it can make them easier to see, since your skin may look pallid.