Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 4

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Health and Sickness - Relating to Physical Illnesses and Conditions 4

Health and Sickness
to lay upverb

to be confined to bed due to being ill or injured

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life-limitingadjective

denoting an incurable chronic illness or a medical condition that will eventually lead to patient's death

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lumpnoun

a swollen area under the skin, usually caused by a sickness or injury

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maladynoun

any physical problem that might put one's health in danger

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malaisenoun

a feeling of being physically ill and irritated without knowing the reason

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malarialadjective

of or infected by malaria, a chronic disease that is caused by the bite of specific types of mosquito

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malignantadjective

(of a tumor or disease) uncontrollable and likely to be fatal

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miscarriagenoun

the unexpected or spontaneous expulsion of a fetus from the uterus before it is mature enough to survive independently

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nauseanoun

the feeling of wanting to vomit, caused by an illness or something frightening or shocking

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nauseousadjective

feeling as if one is likely to vomit

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nigglenoun

slight pain or discomfort in specific parts of one's body

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outbreaknoun

the unexpected start of something terrible, such as a disease or war

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out of breathphrase

breathing rapidly or gasping for air, usually after doing any vigorous activity

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pain
painnoun

unpleasant feeling caused by an illness or injury

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painful
painfuladjective

making one experience pain

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pale
paleadjective

having less color than usual, caused by fear, illness, etc.

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pallid
pallidadjective

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

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pallornoun

the condition of having an unhealthy pale appearance as a result of illness, emotional distress, etc.

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to pass out
to pass outverb

to lose consciousness

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pathogen
pathogennoun

any organism that can cause disease

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pathologicaladjective

relating to or caused by a disease or illness

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obese
obeseadjective

very fat in an unhealthy way

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to overeatverb

to eat excessively, especially to the point that makes one feel sick or uncomfortable

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overeatingnoun

the act of consuming more food than one's body needs

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overweight
overweightadjective

weighing too much or more than what is desired or expected

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non-malignantadjective

‌(of a tumor) non-cancerous and lacking the ability to invade other nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body

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notifiableadjective

(of a disease or a crime) so chronic or serious that requires official notification and must be reported to the appropriate authorities

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pandemicnoun

a disease that spreads across a large region or even across the world

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pandemicadjective

(of a disease) spreading rapidly and affecting many people across the world

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parasitenoun

(biology) a small organism that lives on or inside another organism, called a host, and is dependent on it for nutrition and growth

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patient zeronoun

‌the first individual to be identified as the carrier of an infectious disease in a new outbreak region

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peakedadjective

(of a person) pale, ill, or feeble

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peakyadjective

looking pale or being slightly ill

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