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 for Asiatic cholera
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Algid \Al"gid\ ([a^]l"j[i^]d), a. [L. algidus cold, fr. algere
     to be cold: cf. F. algide.]
     1. Cold; chilly. --Bailey. AS
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) Characterized by the presence of shock and cold
     Algid cholera (Med.),
        (a) A term formerly used for a classic untreated cholera
            (also called Asiatic cholera, caused by Vibrio
            cholerae); it is marked by three stages that succeed
            each other. These stages include a watery diarrhea
            stage, a stage of shock and collapse characterized by
            a cold skin and, the final stage of high fever.
            Patients usually die at the second stage of the
        (b) In its modern use, algid cholera refers to a cholera
            that has entered the second stage of the disease. In
            the 19th century, the term algid cholera referred to
            Asiatic cholera, to distinguish it from other less
            specific intestinal afflictions.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cholera \Chol"er*a\, n. [L., a bilious disease. See Choler.]
     One of several diseases affecting the digestive and
     intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the
     one commonly called Asiatic cholera.
     [1913 Webster]
     Asiatic cholera, a malignant and rapidly fatal disease,
        originating in Asia and frequently epidemic in the more
        filthy sections of other lands, to which the germ or
        specific poison may have been carried. It is characterized
        by diarrhea, rice-water evacuations, vomiting, cramps,
        pinched expression, and lividity, rapidly passing into a
        state of collapse, followed by death, or by a stage of
        reaction of fever.
     Cholera bacillus. See Comma bacillus.
     Cholera infantum, a dangerous summer disease, of infants,
        caused by hot weather, bad air, or poor milk, and
        especially fatal in large cities.
     Cholera morbus, a disease characterized by vomiting and
        purging, with gripings and cramps, usually caused by
        imprudence in diet or by gastrointestinal disturbance.
     Chicken cholera. See under Chicken.
     Hog cholera. See under Hog.
     Sporadic cholera, a disease somewhat resembling the Asiatic
        cholera, but originating where it occurs, and rarely
        becoming epidemic.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Asiatic cholera
      n 1: an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of
           contaminated water or food [syn: cholera, Asiatic
           cholera, Indian cholera, epidemic cholera]

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