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Words Related to Health and Sickness - General Nouns Related to Health and Sickness

Here you will learn some general English nouns related to health and sickness such as "condition", "epidemic", and "carrier".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
illness
[noun]
the state of being physically or mentally sick
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disease
[noun]
an illness in a human, animal, or plant that affects health
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sickness
[noun]
the state of being unwell
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infection
[noun]
the process or the act of catching or causing a disease resulting from a bacterial or viral infestation
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disorder
[noun]
a disease or a medical condition that prevents a part of the body or mind from functioning normally
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complaint
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a symptom or a bodily disorder that causes discontent, about which the patient seeks medical assistance
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condition
[noun]
a medical problem, such as a disorder, illness, etc.
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epidemic
[noun]
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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contagion
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any disease or virus that can be easily passed from one person to another
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affliction
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a state of pain, suffering, or discomfort
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bug
[noun]
a fairly mild yet infectious illness that is caused by a virus or bacteria
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burnout
[noun]
‌the state of being physically tired after working too hard or mentally exhausted after a prolonged period of stress
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indisposition
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a state of mild illness, discomfort, or uneasiness, typically resulting in a temporary inability to perform one's usual activities
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infirmity
[noun]
the state of being weak and unhealthy, especially due to old age or sickness
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insanity
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a term for severe mental disorders affecting understanding of reality
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insufficiency
[noun]
an organ or system's failure to function adequately, leading to a deficiency in meeting the body's needs
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malaise
[noun]
a feeling of being physically ill and irritated without knowing the reason
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mental illness
[noun]
Conditions affecting how a person thinks, feels, behaves, or their mood, often needing medical or therapeutic help
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pandemic
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a disease that spreads across a large region or even across the world
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syndrome
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a set of characteristics, behaviors, or qualities considered as normal for a particular type of person
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lump
[noun]
a swollen area under the skin, usually caused by a sickness or injury
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cough
[noun]
a condition or disease that makes one cough frequently
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trauma
[noun]
a physical injury
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injury
[noun]
any physical damage to part of the body caused by an accident or attack
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incapacity
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‌the state of being physically or mentally unable to do one's work or to manage one's affairs
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bout
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a short period during which someone is suffering from an illness or disease
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carrier
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a person or animal that carries a disease, without suffering from it themselves, and transmits to other people or animals
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community spread
[noun]
the spread of an illness or disease, particularly a contagious one, for which the source of infection is unknown
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dehydration
[noun]
a harmful state in which the body has lost a lot of water
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exacerbation
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the act of aggravating a disease, pain, illness, etc.
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malady
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any physical problem that might put one's health in danger
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nausea
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a stomach discomfort, often making someone feel they might throw up, triggered by sickness or unsettling situations
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pain
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the unpleasant feeling caused by an illness or injury
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pallor
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the condition of having an unhealthy pale appearance as a result of illness, emotional distress, etc.
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pathogen
[noun]
any organism that can cause disease
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patient zero
[noun]
‌the first individual to be identified as the carrier of an infectious disease in a new outbreak region
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attack
[noun]
an onset of a disease that is severe and often sudden in nature
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emaciation
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the state of being exceedingly thin; often due to not eating enough or being sick
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agony
[noun]
severe physical or mental pain
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coma
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a state of deep unconsciousness, typically of a long duration and caused by a serious injury or severe illness
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superspreader
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someone who spreads a contagious disease to a very large number of people
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symptom
[noun]
a change in the normal condition of the body or a person, which is the sign of a disease
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unconsciousness
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the state of not being awake or aware of one's surroundings
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undernourishment
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a condition where individuals lack essential nutrients, leading to health issues and stunted growth
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upset
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a health problem that disrupts normal functioning and often causes discomfort
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red zone
[noun]
an area where there is a high number of people carrying an infection and strict public health rules are in place
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relapse
[noun]
‌the fact of returning to a previous dire state or to become worse after making an improvement
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seizure
[noun]
a sudden and painful attack caused by an illness
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shake
[noun]
a rhythmic motion in one or more parts of one's body that is an involuntary response to cold, fear, or excitement
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sickness
[noun]
the state of being unwell
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sneeze
[noun]
the act of air blowing out of our nose and mouth in a way that we cannot control
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cyst
[noun]
a growth with abnormal features that appears in the body and contains fluid
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debility
[noun]
physical weakness that is caused by a disease or aging
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clean bill of health
[phrase]
a doctor's report stating that the patient is in good physical or mental health
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