English translation: falling sickness

Swedish term or phrase:fallandesoten
English translation:falling sickness
Entered by: Sven Petersson

04:13 Apr 20, 2006
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / medical history
Swedish term or phrase: fallandesoten
hey all,

does anyone know of any similarly archaic/ old-sounding term for epilepsy in english, besides epilepsy?
lo nathamundi
United States
Local time: 10:51
falling sickness
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Sven Petersson
Local time: 19:51
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thank you very much. i also found 'caduceus' of all strange things... jk
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5 +3falling sickness
Sven Petersson



36 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
falling sickness


    Reference: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/331/12/817
Sven Petersson
Local time: 19:51
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Grading comment
thank you very much. i also found 'caduceus' of all strange things... jk

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kathy Saranpa: Sven is always right :)
24 mins
  -> I am blushing!

agree  Helen Johnson: Yes - listed as falling sickness/epilepsy in 'Medicinsk och farmaceutisk ordbok'
4 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  ojinaga
10 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!
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