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Name Term description
Name Chincough Term description

Whooping cough; pertussis. A bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that causes a distinctive-sounding cough.

Name Cachexy Term description

Weight loss, wasting of muscle, loss of appetite, and general debility occuring during a chronic disease

Name Cacogastric Term description

Suffering from poor digestion.

Name Cacospysy Term description

Irregular pulse

Name Canongate breeks Term description

A colloquial term for venereal disease, named after a former burgh and street in Edinburgh with an unsalubrious reputation.

Name Cast Term description

Vomit

Name Castback Term description

Relapse or setback

Name Chappit Term description

Skin split by the cold

Name Chokis Term description

Quinsy; suppurative tonsilitis

Name Clapper o' the hess Term description

The uvula

Name Cloch Term description

A cough

Name Clocher Term description

Mucus, phlegm

Name Clorach Term description

Clearing of the throat.

Name Closing Term description

Croup; inflamed larynx (e.g. in diptheria)

Name Colick Term description

Severe abdominal pain

Name Come alist Term description

Recover consciousness

Name Compleen Term description

To suffer from a complaint; to be unwell.

Name Consumption Term description

Pulmonary tuberculosis

Name Convulsions Term description

Seizures, fits

Name Corrie dukit Term description

Left-handed

Name Craichie Term description

Wheeze

Name Crochle Term description

To limp

Name Croichit Term description

Lame

Name Croot Term description

Puny

Name Cruels Term description

Scrofula; tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes.