Definition of falling sickness in English:
Archaic term for epilepsy.
- Because of this health department notice, TV stations will have to suspend medical treatment adverts for certain illnesses such as venereal diseases, psoriasis, HIV / AIDS, cancer, falling sickness and vertigo.
- The Chinese translation of epilepsy is Dian, meaning falling sickness, and epileptic attack is Xian, meaning convulsion.
- Epilepsy, ‘the falling sickness,’ was one of the most feared and least well understood problems in early New England, as it was throughout the world.
Definition of falling sickness in:
- US English dictionary
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