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Arch Hellen Med, 37(4), July-August 2019, 551-552


Etymology of the medical term "cholera"

E.E. Mazokopakis
Department of Internal Medicine, Naval Hospital of Crete, Souda, Chania; Department of Theology, School of Theology,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

The medical term "cholera" appeared for the first time in the Corpus Hippocraticum to describe a sporadic acute disease of the digestive system due to dietary aberrations (e.g., polyphagia, excessive wine drinking, etc.). The present paper analyzes the etymology of the term "cholera".

Key words: Cholera, Corpus Hippocraticum, Diarrhea, Etymology, Vomiting.

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