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Danish/English Glossary of Causes of Death and other Archaic Medical Terms

Danish Term

English Translation

ægyptisk vattersot Bissa, Egyptian dropsy

afdød

Deceased

alderdomssvaghed

Weakness of old age

anasarka Anasarca, Cardiac dropsy, Cardiac hydrops

anfald

Seizures

angina pectoris Angina pectoris
apopleksi Apoplexy
astma Asthma
bissa Bissa, Egyptian dropsy
blegsot Chlorosis

blodgang

Dysentery

brok

Hernia

byld

Abscess

calentura roja Dengue, Dengue fever, Calentura roja
denguefeber Dengue, Dengue fever
diaré Diarrhea
diarrhoe Diarrhea
difteri Diphtheria

difteritis

Diphtheria

død

Dead

dødfødt

Stillborn

dødsårsag

Cause of death

dødsfald

Death

druknet

Drowned

dysenteri

Dysentery

engelsk syge Rachitis, Rickets, Vitamin-D-deficiency

epilepsi

Epilepsy

erysipelas Erysipelas
faaresyge Mumps

falde

Fall, Killed in war

feber Ague, Fever

forblødning

Bleeding to death

forstoppelse

Constipation

galle Tumor
gangræna Gangrene

gigt

Rheumatism, Gout

gulsot

Jaundice, Icterus, Chlorosis

halshugget

Decapitated

hepatitis

Hepatitis

hernia

Hernia

hernie

Hernia

hjertefejl

Heart disease

hoste

Cough

ikterus Jaundice, Icterus
influenza Influenza, Flu, Grippe
katar Catarrh

kighoste

Pertussis, Whooping cough

klorose Chlorosis
koldbrand Gangrene, Cold gangrene, Foot gangrene, Necrosis
kolera Cholera, Asiatic cholera, Cholera El Tor, Cholera morbus
kolik Colic, Gripes, Bellyache

kopper

Smallpox, variola

kræft

Cancer

krampetrækning

Convulsion

kvæle

Choke

lammelse Paralysis
lungeantrakose Anthracosis, Miner's pneumoconiosis

lungebetændelse

Pneumonia

mæslinger

Measles

mavekneb Colic, Gripes, Bellyache

mavesyge

Stomach ailment, Diarrhea

meslinger

Measles

morbilli Measles

omkom

Die

paralysering Paralysis

pest

Plague

pneumomi Pneumonia
podagra Gout
potts sygdom Pott's paraplegia, Tuberculous spondylitis
rachitis Rachitis, Rickets, Vitamin-D-deficiency
radesyge A virulent and infectious disease, particularly affecting the skin, bones, and throat. Also termed Norwegian leprosy and Scandinavian syphilis. [Thomas1875]
reumatisme Rheumatism
roede hunde Rubella, German measles
scarlatina Scarlet fever, Scarlatina
scorbut Scurvy, Scorbutus

selvmord

Suicide

sindssyg

Mentally ill

skarlagensfeber

Scarlet fever, Scarlatina

skoerbug Scurvy, Scorbutus
skoldkopper Chickenpox, Varicella
staseoedem Congestive dropsy

svaghed

Weakness

svulst

Tumor

syfilis Syphilis

tæring

Tuberculosis

tuberkulose

Consumption, Tuberculosis

tussis convulsiva Pertussis, Whooping cough
tyfoid Typhoid

tyfus

Typhus

universelt cardialt oedem Cardiac dropsy
varicella Chickenpox, Varicella

vattersot

Dropsy