“Doctor, doctor, gimme the news, I got a bad case of ague. No pill’s gonna cure my ill, I got a bad case of ague.”
ague noun (old-fashioned)
: a fit of fever or shivering that is usually caused by malaria.
“The word ague being old-fashioned is an example of how medical terminology changes with time.”
“Like ague, another old-fashioned medical term is dropsy meaning swelling of soft tissues or edema.”
The lead EpicentRx small molecule, RRx-001 (nibrozetone), may prevent or reduce malarial ague.
About the Word:
Short for fievre ague from French or acute fever