Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 3

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Health and Sickness - Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 3

Health and Sickness
flarenoun

worsening of a disease or its symptoms

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flare-upnoun

(of a disease or condition) a sudden return or aggravation of symptoms, particularly after a period without any problems or pain

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flatulencenoun

an accumulation of an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal

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flatulentadjective

(of a person) suffering from an excessive amount of gas in the alimentary canal

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flutternoun

an abnormally rapid vibration or pulsation of one's heart, particularly in an irregular rhythm

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to flutterverb

beat rapidly

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fragileadjective

easily becoming ill due to being in a weakened physical state

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frail
frailadjective

characterized by having a weak physical state or delicate health

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funnyadjective

feeling slightly unwell

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gastricadjective

of or relating to the stomach

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geneticadjective

(of diseases) passed on from one's parents; related to genes

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germnoun

a small living organism that causes disease or infection

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to getverb

to fall victim to an illness or disease

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ghastlyadjective

looking pale due to being sick or in poor health

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to giveverb

to pass a disease or illness to someone else and cause them to become sick or infected

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grimadjective

(of a person) sick or unwell

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groggyadjective

feeling dizzy, weak, or confused due to being tired, sick, etc.

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to haveverb

to catch a disease or an illness

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to have one foot in the gravephrase

to be close to death due to old age or a fatal sickness

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headache
headachenoun

a pain in the head, usually persistent

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hemophiliacnoun

someone who suffers from hemophilia, a bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly and causes one to loose a substantial amount of blood

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hereditaryadjective

(of a disease or characteristic) able to be passed on to a child through the genes of its parents

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HIVnoun

the virus that causes a very dangerous disease called AIDS, transmitted through blood or sexual activity

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hot zonenoun

an area that is considered dangerous as it is where an infectious disease first appeared

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houseboundadjective

confined to one's home, due to suffering from an illness or sustaining injuries

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hypertensiveadjective

suffering from or having hypertension, a condition of having abnormally high blood pressure

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ill
illadjective

feeling unwell due to suffering from an illness or disease

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illness
illnessnoun

the state of being physically or mentally ill; a period of sickness or disease

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incapacitynoun

‌the state of being physically or mentally unable to do one's work or to manage one's affairs

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to incubateverb

to have an infectious disease developing inside one's body without any perceptible signs

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incubationnoun

the initial stage of exposure to an infectious disease which is the time it takes for the infection to develop and for one to notice the first signs and symptoms

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incurableadjective

(of a disease or a sick person) impossible to cure or unresponsive to treatment

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indigestion
indigestionnoun

inability to digest food that leads to recurrent pain or discomfort in one's upper abdomen

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to infectverb

to transmit a disease to a person, animal, or plant

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infectedadjective

(of a person, organism, etc.) affected by disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, a virus, etc.

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infectionnoun

the process or the act of catching or causing a disease resulting from a bacterial or viral infestation

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infectiousadjective

(of a disease or disease-causing organism) likely to be transmitted from one person, animal, or plant to another in a rapid manner

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infirmadjective

feeble or insipid in body or mind, particularly because of old age or exposure to disease

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infirmitynoun

the state of being weak and unhealthy, especially due to old age or sickness

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inflamedadjective

(of a part of the body) red, swollen, or painful, often as a result of an infection, injury, or disease

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invalidnoun

someone who is disabled or frail and cannot care for themselves, often due to a chronic illness or injury

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invasiveadjective

(particularly of diseases within the body) having a tendency to spread in a rapid and dangerous manner

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to irritateverb

(of a part of the body) to inflame or cause discomfort

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irritationnoun

a feeling of pain, discomfort, or inflammation one senses in multiple areas of skin or different parts of the body

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to keel oververb

to suddenly fall over, particularly due to feeling ill

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