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Medical Dictionary

On a death certificate you may come accross some strange terms for different illness or medical problems which you have not heard of. You may also come acrosss other records such as school records which use different medical terms for certain illnesses. Below I have listed a few examples.

Malarial Fever
American plague
Yellow fever
Generalized massive edema
Loss of the voice resulting from disease, injury to the vocal cords, or various psychological causes, such as hysteria
A minute painful ulcer on a mucous membrane of the mouth, often covered by a gray or white exudate

Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke

A condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death. Asphyxia can be induced by choking, drowning, electric shock, injury, or the inhalation of toxic gases

'Bad Blood' is the term for how our ancestors recognised Syphilis.
Bilious fever
Typhoid, malaria, hepatitis or elevated temperature and bile emesis
Relating to, characterised by, or experiencing gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gallbladder
Black Plague
Bubonic plague
Black fever
Acute infection with high temperature and dark red skin lesions and high mortality rate
Black vomit
Vomiting black blood due to stomach ulcers
Blackwater fever
A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterised by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine
Bladder in throat
Blood Poisoning
Bacterial infection; septicaemia
Brain Fever
Was the term used for Meningitis
Bronze John
Was the term for Yellow Fever
Tumors or Swellings

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