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Old Medical Terms
Some of these names are quite interesting and others are quite odd.  Make a copy and keep it with your notes. 
It might come in handy while reading those very, very old death certificates.
  ABLEPSY- blindness
  AGUE - malarial fever
  AMERICAN PLAGUE - yellow fever
  ANASARCA -general massive edema
  APHONIA - laryngitis
  APHTHA - infant disease "thrush"
  APOPLEXY - paralysis from stroke
  ASPHYCSIA/ASPHICSIA - cyanotic (lack of oxygen)
  ATROPHY - wasting away
  BAD BLOOD - syphilis
  BILIOUS FEVER - typhoid, malaria, hepatitis or high temperature and bile emesis.  Also what we call yellow jaundice today
  BILIOUSNESS - jaundice from liver disease
  BLACK PLAGUE OR DEATH - bubonic plague
  BLACK FEVER - acute infection with high temperature and dark red skin lesions, high mortality rate
  BLACK POX - black small pox
  BLACK VOMIT - vomiting odd black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever
  BLACKWATER FEVER - dark urine with high temperature
  BLADDER IN THROAT - diphtheria (seen on death certificates
  BLOOD POISONING - bacterial infection; septicemia
  BLOODY FLUX - bloody stools
  BLOODY SWEAT - sweating sickness
  BONE SHAVE - sciatica
  BRAIN FEVER - meningitis
  BREAKBONE - dengue fever
  BRIGHT'S DISEASE - chronic inflammatory disease of kidneys
  BRONZE DIABETES - Hereditary Hemochromatosis
  BRONZE JOHN - yellow fever
  BULE - boil, tumor or swelling
  CACHEXY - malnutrition
  CACOGASTRIC - upset stomach
  CACOSPYSY - irregular pulse
  CADUCEUS - subject to falling sickness or epilepsy
  CAMP FEVER - typhus or camp diarrhea
  CANINE MADNESS - rabies, hydrophobia
  CANKER - ulceration of mouth or lips or herpes simplex
  CATALEPSY - seizures or trances
  CATARRHAL - nose and throat discharge from cold or allergy
  CEREBRITIS - inflammation of cerebrum or lead poisoning
  CHILBLAIN - swelling of extremities from exposure to cold
  CHILD BED FEVER - infection following child birth
  CHIN COUGH - whopping cough
  CHLOROSIS - iron deficiency anemia
  CHOLERA - acute, severe, contagious diarrhea with intestional lining sloughing
  CHOLERA MORBUS - characterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, elevated temperature, etc., could be appendicitis
  CHOLECYSTITUS - inflammation of the gall bladder
  CHOLELITHIASIS - gall stones
  CHOREA - Disease characterized by convulsions, contortions and dancing
  COLD PLAGUE - ague characterized by chills
  COLIC - an abdominal pain and cramping
  CONSUMPTION - tuberculosis
  CONGESTION - any collection of fluid in an organ, like the lungs
  CORRUPTION - infection
  CORYZA - a cold
  COSTIVENESS - constipation
  CRAMP COLIC - appendicitis
  CROP SICKNESS - overextended stomach
  CROUP - laryngitis, diphtheria or strep throat
  CYANOSIS - dark skin color from lack of oxygen in blood
  CYNANCHE - diseases of throat
  CYSTITIS - inflammation of the bladder
  DAY FEVER - fever lasting one day; sweating sickness
  DEBILITY - lack of movement, staying in bed
  DECREPITUDE - feebleness from old age
  DELIRIUM TREMENS - hallucinations due to alcoholism
  DENGUE - infectious fever endemic to East Africa
  DENTITION - cutting of teeth
  DEPLUMATION - tumor of the eyelids causing hair loss
  DIARY FEVER - a fever that lasts one day
  DIPTHERIA - contagious disease of the throat
  DISTEMPER - usually animal disease with malaise, discharge from nose and throat, anorexia
  DOCK FEVER - yellow fever
  DROPSY - edema (swelling) often caused by kidney or heart disease
  DROPSY OF THE BRAIN - encephalitis
  DRY BELLYACHE - lead poisoning
  DYSCRASY - an abnormal body condition
  DYSENTERY - inflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and blood
  DYSOREXY - reduced appetite
  DYSPEPSIA - indigestion and heartburn.  Heart attack symptoms
  DYSURY - difficulty in urination
  ENCLAMPSY - symptoms of epilepsy, convulsions during labor
  ECSTASY - a form of catalepsy characterized by loss of reason
  EDEMA - nephrosis; swelling of tissues
  EDEMA OF LUNGS - congestive heart failure, a form of dropsy
  EEL THING - erysipelas
  ELEPHANTIASIS - a form of leprosy
  ENCEPHALITIS - swelling of brain or sleeping sickness
  ENTERIC FEVER - typhoid fever
  ENTEROCOLITIS - inflammation of the bowels
  ENTERITIS - inflation of the bowels
  EPITAXIS - nose bleed
  ERYSIPELAS - contagious skin disease from streptococci with vesicular and bulbous lesions
  EXTRAVASTED BLOOD - rupture of a blood vessel
  FATTY LIVER - cirrhosis of liver
  FITS - sudden attack or seizure of muscle activity
  FLUX - an excessive flow or discharge of fluid like hemorrhage or diarrhea
  FLUX OF HUMOUR - circulation
  FRENCH POX - syphilis
  GATHERING - a collection of pus
  GLANDULAR FEVER - mononucleosis
  GREAT POX - syphilis
  GRIPPE/GRIP - influenza like symptoms
  GROCER'S ITCH - skin disease caused bymites in sugar or flour
  HEART SICKNESS - condition caused by loss of salt from body
  HEAT STROKE - body temperature elevates because of surrounding environment temperature and body does not perspire to reduce temperature.  Coma and death result if not reversed
  HECTICAL COMPLAINT - recurrent fever
  HEMATEMESIS - vomiting blood
  HEMATURIA - bloody urine
  HEMIPLEGY - paralysis of one side of body
  HIP GOUT - osteomylitis
  HORRORS - delirium tremens
  HYDROCEPHALUS - enlarged head, water on the brain
  HYDROPERICARDIUM - heart dropsy
  HYDROPHOBIA - rabies
  HYDROTHROAX - dropsy in chest
  HYPERTROPHIC - enlargement of organ, like the heart
  IMPETIGO - contagious skin disease with pustules
  INANITION - physical condition resulting from lack of food
  INTESTINAL COLIC - abdominal pain from improper diet
  JAIL FEVER - typhus
  JAUNDICE - condition caused by blockage of intestines
  KING'S EVIL - tuberculosis of neck and lymph glands
  KRUCHHUSTEN - whooping cough
  LAGRIPPE - influenza
  LOCKJAW - tetanus or infectious disease affecting th emuscvles of the neck and jaw.  Untreated it is fatal in 8 days
  LONG SICKNESS - tuberculosis
  LUES DISEASE - syphilis
  LUES VENEERA - veneral disease
  LUMBAGO - back pain
  LUNG FEVER - pneumonia
  LUNG SICKNESS - tuberculosis
  LYING IN - time of delivery of infant
  MANIA - insanity
  MARASMUS - progressive wasting away of body, like malnutrition
  MEMBRANOUS CROUP - diphtheria
  MENINGITIS - inflations of brain or spinal cord
  METRITIS - inflammation of uterus or purulent vaginal discharge
  MIASMA - poisonous vapors thought to infect the air
  MILK FEVER - disease from drinking contaminated milk, like undulant fever or brucellosis
  MILK LEG - post partum thrombophlebitis
  MILK SICKNESS - disease from milk of cattle which had eaten poisonous weeds
  MORMAL - gangrene
  MORPHEW - scurvy blisters on the body
  MORTIFICATION - gangrene of necrotic tissue
  MYELITIS - inflammation of the spine
  MYOCARDITIS - inflammation of heart muscles
  NECROSIS - mortification of bones or tissue
  NEPHROSIS - kidney degeneration
  NEPRITIS - inflammation of kidneys
  NERVOUS PROSTRATION - extreme exhaustion from inability to control physical and mental activities
  NEURALGIA - described as discomfort, such as "headache" was neuralgia in head
  NOSTALGIA - homesickness
  PALSY - paralysis or uncontrolled movement of controlled muscles
  PARAXYSM - convulsion
  PEMPHIGUS - skin disease with watery blisters
  PERICARDITIS - inflammation of heart
  PERIPNEUMONIA - inflammation of lungs
  PERITONOTIS - inflammation of abdominal area
  PETECHIAL FEVER - fever with skin spotting
  PUERPERAL EXHAUSTION - death from child birth
  PHTHIRIASIS - lice infestation
  PHTHISIS - chronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis
  PLAGUE - an acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality rate
  PLEURISY - any pain in the chest area with each breath
  PODAGRA - gout
  POLIOMYELITIS - polio potter's asthma
  POTT'S DISEASE - tuberculosis of spine
  PUERPERAL EXHAUSTION - death from childbirth
  PUERPERAL FEVER - elevated temperature after giving birth to an infant
  PUKING FEVER - milk sickness
  PUTRID FEVER - diphtheria
  QUINSY - tonsillitis
  PHEUMATISM - any disorder associated with pain in joints
  RICKETS - disease of skeletal system
  ROSE COLD - hay fever or nasal symptoms of an allergy
  ROTANNY FEVER - children's disease
  RUBEOLA - german measles
  SCARLATINA - scarlet fever
  SCARLET FEVER - a disease with a red rash
  SCARLET RASH - roseola
  SCIATICA - rheumatism in the hips
  SCIRRHUS - cancerous tumors
  SCOTOMY - dizziness, nausea and dimness of sight
  SCRIVENER'S PALSY - writer's cramp
  SCREWS - rheumatism
  SCROFULA - tuberculosis of neck lymph glands.  Progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas developing.  Usually occurs in the young
  SCRUMPOX - skin disease, impetigo
  SCURVY - lack of vitamin C.  Symptoms of weakness, spongy gums, hemmoraging under skin
  SEPTICEMIA - blood poisoning shakes
  SHAKING - chills, ague
  SHINGLES - viral disease with skin blisters
  SHIP FEVER - typhus
  SIRIASIS - inflammation of the brain from exposure to the sun
  SLOES - milk sickness
  SMALL POX - contagious disease with fever and blisters
  SOFTENING OF BRAIN - result of stroke or hemorrhage in the brain with an end result of the tissue softening in that area
  SORE THROAT DISTEMPER - diphtheria or quinsy
  SPANISH INFLUENZA - epidemic influenza
  SPASMS - sudden involuntary contraction of muscle or group of muscles, like a convulsion
  SPINA BIFIDA - deformity of spine
  SPOTTED FEVER - either typhus or meningitis
  SPRUE - tropical disease with intestinal disorders and sore throat
  ST. ANTHONY'S FIRE - also erysipelas but named so because of affected skin areas are bright red in appearance
  ST. VITAS DANCE - ceaseless occurrence of rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntary
  STOMATITIS - inflammation of the mouth
  STRANGER'S FEVER - yellow fever
  STRANGERY - rupture
  SUDOR ANGLICUS - sweating sickness
  SUMMER COMPLAINT - diarrhea usually in infants caused by spoiled milk
  SUNSTROKE - uncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment heat.  Lack of sodium in the body is a predisposing cause
  SWAMP SICKNESS - could be malaria, typhoid or encephalitis
  SWEATING SICKNESS - infectious and fatal disease common to UK in 15th century
  TETANUS - infectious fever with high fever, headache and idzziness
  THROMBOSIS - blood clot inside blood vessel.  Thrush
  TICK FEVER - rocky mountain spotted fever
  TRENCH MOUTH - painful ulcers found along gum line caused by poor nutrition and poor hygiene
  TUSSIS CONVULSIVA - whooping cough
  TYPHUS - infectious fever with high fever, headache and dizziness
  VARIOLA - smallpox
  VENESECTION - bleeding
  VIPER'S DANCE - St. Vitus dance
  WATER ON BRAIN - enlarged head
  WHITE SWELLING - tuberculosis of the bone
  WINTER FEVER - pneumonia
  WOMB FEVER - infection of the uterus
  WORM FIT - convulsions associated with teething, worms, high temperature or diarrhea
  YELLOWJACKET - yellow fever