Synonyms for dysentery

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Diarrhœa and dysentery were already sending many of them from the Peninsula.

Burn and Bryan left it with dysentery; Morten with a poisoned hand.

This form is often seen in the more severe types of summer dysentery.

Dysentery was also increasing, and wards were reserved for these cases.

May not this disease be referred to aphtha, or to dysentery?

On the 12th March, 1827, Clapperton was seized with dysentery.

Both root and flower are astringent and are given for dysentery.

It seems to effect a cure in dysentery in the same manner as ipecac.

It is also of value as an injection in diarrhœa and dysentery.

Dose: In dysentery and diarrhœa, one pill every six to twelve hours.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., dissenterie, from Old French disentere (13c.), from Latin dysenteria, from Greek dysenteria, coined by Hippocrates, from dys- "bad, abnormal, difficult" (see dys-) + entera "intestines, bowels" (see inter-). Related: Dysenteric.

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Aztec two-step

nounlooseness of the bowels

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nounloose bowels
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