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Friday 1 August 2014

SOME OF THE Medical terms defined

Published 15/06/2014|02:30

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Pertussis: also described as whooping cough

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Convulsions: seizures

Marasmus: acute malnutrition

Debility from birth: weakness

Congenital syphilis: bacterial infection that can be passed on to an infant in pregnancy

Congenital idiocy: archaic term covering range of neurological and developmental conditions

Uraemic fits: seizures associated with kidney failure

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