Enemis (Medical Diagnosis)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by NJPaul, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. NJPaul New Member

    I was in the Dominican Republic last week and got food poisoning. The doctor who treated me listed - 1,Deshidratacion severa and 2, Enesis under the diagnosis on the bill for services. I figured out that the first is severe dehydration but can't come up with an english translation for the second. Perhaps the second letter is not an "n".
    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. burt81356 Senior Member

    México - USA
    I'm not a Doctor but my guess is that your diagnosis was "Enterirtis" which is an inflammation of the small intestine caused by a bacterial or viral infection. The symptoms include: abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, fever and dehydration... is there a Doctor in the house?
  3. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    If you had food poisoning, the second diagnosis of "emesis" is bound to be correct.

    emesis. [n] *the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    Synonyms: * disgorgement, puking, regurgitation, vomit, vomiting

    [Source: hyperdictionary.com] http://www.hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=emesis

    hope you're feeling better!

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