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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Pertussis" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Pertussis
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough or 100 day cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease. - See link

 

Pertussis in Spanish is Tos ferina
La tos ferina o tosferina es una enfermedad infecciosa aguda sumamente contagiosa de las vías respiratorias altas causada por la bacteria gramnegativa Bordetella pertussis. Se caracteriza por inflamación traqueobronquial y accesos típicos de tos violenta y espasmódica con sensación de asfixia que terminan con un ruido estridente durante la inspiración (estridor inspiratorio).3 B. parapertussis y otros microorganismos causan una enfermedad similar pero más leve a la que se denomina síndrome coqueluchoide.4 Este término se prefiere cuando el diagnóstico es exclusivamente clínico y la enfermedad puede deberse a otros agentes virales o bacterianos. - See link

 

More information about Pertussis in other websites
Definition of Pertussis in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Pertussis in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Pertussis - See link.
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