Medina County - Outdated Medical Terms

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Outdated Medical Terms

Over time, many disease names have changed. Below is a list of some of the old terms that you may come across and their current names.

Outdated Term

Current Term

apoplexy

stroke

bad blood

syphilis

blood poisoning

septicemia (overwhelming bacterial infection)

Bright's disease

glomerulonephritis (serious kidney disease)

consumption

tuberculosis, pulmonary

cretinism

hypothyroidism, congenital

dropsy

congestive heart failure

fatty liver

cirrhosis

glandular fever

mononucleosis

grippe

influenza (flu) "killed lots of people in 1918"

jail fever

typhus

lock jaw

tetanus

lung fever

pneumonia

lung sickness

tuberculosis

plague/black death

Bubonic plague

podagra

gout

Pott's disease

tuberculosis of the spinal vertebrae

quinsy

streptococcal tonsillitis

scrofula

tuberculosis of the neck lymph nodes

toxemia of pregnancy

eclampsia (high blood pressure & seizures)



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Last Updated--Monday, 10-Sep-2018 08:51:30 MDT