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From: "Richard D. Reddick" <>
Subject: [GAGE] REF: Archaic Medical terminology
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 09:17:29 -0700


1) Take a look:

<http://www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ArchaicMedicalTerms.htm>;
Archaic Medical Terms

[From Linda in California]


2) Interesting causes of death given by Pathologists since 1985 which may
answer some queries. I will list them below with a laymans guide as their
meanings in brief. For
fuller meanings visit your medical dictionary or web sites.

Haemopericardium...............Rupture of Heart Artery
Honeycomb Lung..................Distortion of Lung preventing the oxygen to
circulate
Atherosclerosis.....................Hardening & narrowing of Artery
Myocardial Ischaemia............Lack of Blood supply to the heart
Ascending Purulent Cholangitis..........Infection of the Bile Duct
Sub Dural Haematoma.............Bleed below the cranium and above the brain.
Menieres Disease...................Middle Ear Tinitus (named after Prosper
Meniere in 1861)
Fournieres Gangrene..............Necrotic Disease of Penis
Cardiomegaly.......................Irregular beating of the heart
Abruption................................Still born birth
Dilated Cardiomyopathy.............Enlarged Heart
Hypoxia...........................Lack of oxygen to the brain
Retts Syndrome............Progressive disease. combination of autism,
dementia and
ataxia, and purposeless hand movements and Hyper Ammonemia. (Mostly
affecting females)
Pyonephritis..................Inflammation of the kidney, producing pus.
Pyelonephritis................Infection of the Kidney Tissue
Psittacosis....................Contagious infection of parrots caused by
micro organism.
(Affects those dealing in wild birds)
Fibrosing Alveolitis.........Sacks of the lungs becoming clogged. (Normally
industrial causation)
Bronchiestasis................Chronic Pulmonary Abscess
Atrio-Ventricular Septal Defect of the Heart (ASD).Congenital Hole in the
Heart)
Baron Munchausen Disease....Persons feining illness and creating symptoms
causing Dr's and surgeons to operate on them, when
there is nothing wrong with them physically
Acute Mediastinitis...............Inflammation of the artery in the chest
space between
the lungs
Disseminated Intra Vascular Coagulation (Death is coming), sometimes caused
by over use of heparin, tinzaprin type drugs)
Subphrenic Abscess..............Abscess under the diaphragm
Berry Aneurysm ( Annoying little bleeder) in the base of the skull
Cor-Pulmonale.............Abscess on the lung
Coronary Occlusion.........Akin to Thrombosis in the coronary artery
Cardiac Tamponade.........Flooding of the heart with blood
Pontine Infarct................Cerebral Infarction of the Pontine area of
the brain
Haemothorax.................Punctured Lung
Sub Arachnoid Haemorrhage.........A bleed from the vein at the base of the
skull
which forms a web like a spider, thus Arachnoid.

[From a member of the Yorksgen list]




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