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Medical Terms

palsy
Paralysis or loss of muscle control. Uncontrollable shaking due to the loss of muscle control.
paresis
A slight or partial paralysis, which migth be caused by a stroke.
paroxysm
Convulsion of some sort.
plague
See: black death.
pleurisy
Inflammation of the lung and usually accompanied by chest pain.
pneumonia
A disease of the lungs characterized by inflammation and consolidation followed by resolution and caused by infection or irritants.
pox
Syphilis.
putrid fever
Diptheria or typhus.
pyrexia
See: dysentery.