Words Related to Health and Sickness

Words Related to Health and Sickness - Autoimmune Diseases

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graves' diseasenoun

exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs

lichen planusnoun

an eruption of shiny flat-topped purplish (usually itchy) papules on the wrist and forearms and thighs

addison's diseasenoun

a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin

Sjogren's syndromenoun

an autoimmune disorder causing dryness of the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes, along with other symptoms like joint pain and fatigue

aplastic anaemianoun

anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure

pernicious anaemianoun

a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)

lyme diseasenoun

an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick


a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands

multiple sclerosisnoun

a chronic progressive disease that primarily affects the central nervous system and is capable of causing problems with vision, balance, and speech

meniere's diseasenoun

a disease of the inner ear characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss (usually unilateral)

kawasaki diseasenoun

an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever; of unknown cause

guillain-barre syndromenoun

a form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown

hashimoto's diseasenoun

autoimmune disorder of the thyroid gland; most common in middle-aged women

celiac diseasenoun

a long-term autoimmune disorder that can damage one's small intestine and is triggered when one eats gluten

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