So the periods of tussis ferina, or violent cough with slow pulse, called nervous cough, recurs by solar periods.
This is perhaps the only special reference to tussis as epidemic until the influenzas of the seventeenth century.
Calculus and tussis (l. 88) are diseases, the stone and bronchitis, that attacked him.
The botanical name, Tussilago, recalls its use as a medicine for cough (tussis).
Name from tussis, a cough, for which the plant is a reputed remedy.
But his body grew heavy with the increasing ills of extreme age, and the hard breathing of tussis.
The plant has its Latin name from tussis, a cough, and for many centuries has been used in pulmonary complaints.
Deeper he bent over his books, racked by the stone (calculus): bronchitis (tussis) attacked him; but still he refused to rest.
The earliest references to it are in the medieval Latin chronicles under the name of tussis or cough, or in some periphrasis.
In pectore sunt flatus & tussis ut in aere uenti & tonitrua.
tussis tus·sis (tŭs'ĭs)
n. pl. tus·ses (-sēz)