jiānjué (煎厥)

according to Wiseman and Ye, this is an ancient disease name, which is born out by its appearance in Nèijīng. They render as “boiling reversal;” patients present with tinnitus, deafness, blindness, and in severe cases “clouding reversal,” which is a loss of consciousness, without fully awakening, with hemiplegia. As individual characters, jiānjué (煎厥) might be rendered as “to be burnt away and having reversal,” or “the reversal of being burnt away.”

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