falling sickness

falling sickness
epilepsy (disorder of the nervous system)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Falling Sickness — was also an archaic term for epilepsy. Infobox musical artist Name = Falling Sickness Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Riverside, California, USA Genre = Punk rock Years active = 1989 ndash; 2000 Label …   Wikipedia

  • Falling sickness — Falling Fall ing, a. & n. from {Fall}, v. i. [1913 Webster] {Falling away}, {Falling off}, etc. See {To fall away}, {To fall off}, etc., under {Fall}, v. i. {Falling band}, the plain, broad, linen collar turning down over the doublet, worn in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falling sickness — n. former name for EPILEPSY …   English World dictionary

  • falling sickness — fall·ing sickness fȯ liŋ n EPILEPSY …   Medical dictionary

  • falling sickness — noun 1. : falling fits 2. : epilepsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • falling sickness — epilepsy. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • falling sickness — noun Epilepsy. Casca. He fell down in the market place, and foamed at mouth, and was speechless …   Wiktionary

  • falling sickness — Synonyms and related words: Jacksonian epilepsy, MS, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, access, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, affect epilepsy, akinetic epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, arrest, attack, autonomic… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • falling-sickness — n. Epilepsy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • falling sickness — /ˈfɔlɪŋ sɪknəs/ (say fawling siknuhs) noun Obsolete → epilepsy …  

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