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old term for acute severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology, marked by severe colic, vomiting, and diarrhea with watery stools; formerly common during hot weather.
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Acute gastroenteritis occurring in summer and autumn and marked by severe cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. No longer in scientific use.
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cholera morbusAny severe form of gastroenteritis which clinically resembles cholera, characterised by abundant watery diarrhoea, affecting any age group and allegedly more common in hot weather; it is no longer used in the working medical parlance.
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