Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 2

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Health and Sickness - Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 2

Health and Sickness
complicationnoun

a secondary health condition that makes the treatment of the existing condition harder

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condition
conditionnoun

a medical problem, such as a disorder, illness, etc.

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contagionnoun

the transmission of an infectious disease or virus resulting from close contact between individuals or animals

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contagiousadjective

(of a disease) transmittable from one person to another through close contact

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congenitaladjective

having a disease since birth but not necessarily hereditary

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to contractverb

(mostly used with chronic diseases) to get infected by a disease or virus

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coronavirusnoun

a kind of virus that can affect lungs and cause respiratory problems that can be severe in some cases

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coronaryadjective

of or relating to the heart or the protective ring of blood vessels surrounding it

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to cough
to coughverb

to push air out of our mouth with a sudden noise

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cough
coughnoun

the action of air coming out of our mouth with force

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crampnoun

a sudden painful contraction in a muscle due to fatigue

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cystnoun

a growth with abnormal features that appears in the body and contains fluid

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debilitynoun

physical weakness or infirmity that is caused by a disease, illness, or aging

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to dehydrateverb

to lose a large amount of fluid through urinating, vomiting, or intense physical activity

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dehydratedadjective

suffering from excessive loss of water from the body

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dehydrationnoun

a harmful state in which the body has lost a lot of water

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delicateadjective

(of a person) prone to harm and illness

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demented
dementedadjective

affected with madness or insanity

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to developverb

to start to have a particular disease or problem

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diabeticnoun

a person who suffers from diabetes

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diabeticadjective

having or relating to diabetes

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discomfort
discomfortnoun

the state of being tense and feeling pain

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disease
diseasenoun

an illness in a human, animal, or plant that affects health

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diseasedadjective

caused or affected by a disease

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disordernoun

a disease or a medical condition that prevents a part of the body or mind from functioning normally

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distressedadjective

suffering from severe pain, deep anxiety, or great sorrow

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dizzyadjective

unable to keep one's balance and feeling as though everything is circling around one, caused by an illness or looking down from a high place

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dodderingadjective

physically or mentally trembling due to old age

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drawnadjective

looking ill, anxious, pale, or starved

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earache
earachenoun

a pain inside the ear

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emaciated
emaciatedadjective

looking thin, pale, or exhausted due to prolonged period of suffering, anxiety, or starvation

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emaciationnoun

extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)

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epidemicnoun

an occurrence of a disease that spreads and involves a large number of people at the same time in a particular area

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episodenoun

a period of time it takes one to go through a disease

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epilepticnoun

someone who is suffering from epilepsy, a common disorder in nervous system that causes recurrent and unprovoked seizures

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to exacerbateverb

make worse

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exacerbationnoun

the act of aggravating a disease, pain, illness, etc.

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to fade awayverb

(of a person) to slowly become thin and lose strength, particularly to the point of death

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to faint
to faintverb

to suddenly lose consciousness from a lack of oxygen in the brain, which is caused by a shock, etc.

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faintnoun

a sudden loss of consciousness due to reduced blood flow or insufficient oxygen or nutrients getting to the brain

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faintadjective

feeble, dizzy, and likely to become unconscious

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fataladjective

resulting in death

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fatallyadverb

in a way that is capable of causing death

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fatiguenoun

a feeling of extreme tiredness that is usually caused by physical or mental overwork or exercise

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fever
fevernoun

a condition when the body temperature rises, usually when we are sick

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feverishadjective

having or caused by a fever

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fibroidnoun

non-cancerous tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous tissue, particularly developed in women's uterus

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to fight for one's lifephrase

‌to strive in order to survive, especially when suffering from a detrimental condition

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fitnoun

an attack caused by an illness such as epilepsy, resulting in unconsciousness and violent movements of the body

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