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18:40 Jul 14, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: RAUCHERBEINE
ILLNESS
TOM
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Summary of answers provided
naendangiitisNancy Schmeing
naAddendum 2 (apology for typo)
Tom Funke
naaddendum
Tom Funke
nasmokers’ leg[s] (smoking-elated arteriosclerosis of the leg[s])
Tom Funke
nasmoker's legsxxxandreaIS


  

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smoker's legs


Explanation:
This is the translation given in the HEXAL WOERTERBUCH MEDIZIN (ISBN 3-541-13781-9, 1995) and in the Lexikon Medizin (ISBN 3-929626-45-4)
The Latin name is Endangiitis obliterans

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smokers’ leg[s] (smoking-elated arteriosclerosis of the leg[s])


Explanation:
Source (translation): Bunjes, Werner E,, Wörterbuch der Medizin und Pharmazeutik (Thieme) ---
(Definition): WWW (see below) --- Diese Gefäßschädigungen werden am offensichtlichsten beim sogenannten Raucherbein. Dabei kommt es durch die fortschreitende Beeinträchtigung der Gefäße schließlich zu einem Verschluß der Blutgefäße. Ein erstes Anzeichen, daß eine Arterie im Bereich der Beine geschädigt ist, sind Schmerzen im Wadenbereich. --- AltaVista (any language: ) 796 pages found
word count: raucherbeine: 85; raucherbein: 926
http://www.gesundheits-web.de/raucherbein/index.html
http://tel.de/s/R/RAUCHERBEIN.htm





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1 hr
addendum


Explanation:
I suspected that "smokers' leg(s)" --though shown in one legitimate medical dictionary dictionary -- might be extremely uncommon in actual medical usage in English-speaking countries, and than mainly as a direct translation from the German, where your term appears much more common. So I added an AltaVista search for "smokers leg" "smokers' leg" "smokers' legs" "smokers leg" in Any Language. It yielded only 10 hits --- some of German/Austrian origin and ranging from alternative medicine to irrelevant to outright W*E*I*R*D (believe it! e.g.:) >>>Extreme Fetishes - she-males, pregnant sluts, golden showers, fat sluts, bondage, hentai, toons, anime and more!<<< (I refuse to cite this URL) . The upshot: stick with the medical definition (arteriosclerosis ... ) I included -- and at most mention the direct translation parenthetically. Unless this is for a VERY specific kind of client. :-)

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2 hrs
Addendum 2 (apology for typo)


Explanation:
>>smoking-related arteriosclerosis of the leg(s)<<, obviously, not '...-elated'. (I gave it up 20 years ago, yet ... could this be a Freudian relapse?)

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2 hrs
endangiitis


Explanation:
The following URL explains the chronic nicotine damage.


    Reference: http://www.roche-lexikon.de/
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