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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Disability

Here you will learn some English words related to disabilities such as "dyslexia", "impairment", and "epilepsy".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
blindness
[noun]
the condition or state of being completely or partially unable to see
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locked-in syndrome
[noun]
a rare neurological condition in which a person is unable to move or speak, but retains full awareness and mental alertness
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deafness
[noun]
the state or condition of being totally or partially unable to hear
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autism spectrum disorder
[noun]
a complex developmental disorder stigmatized by persistent challenges with social communication and interaction or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior
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disability
[noun]
a physical or mental condition that prevents a person from using some part of their body completely or learning something easily
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amputation
[noun]
surgical removal of a limb or a part of it
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spina bifida
[noun]
a congenital condition where the neural tube, which forms the spinal cord and backbone, does not close properly during fetal development
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cerebral palsy
[noun]
a neurological disorder affecting movement and coordination due to brain damage during pregnancy, childbirth, or early childhood
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epilepsy
[noun]
a central nervous system disorder that causes sudden, unprovoked, and recurrent seizures
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echolalia
[noun]
meaningless repetition or echoing of vocalizations made by another person, as a result of mental disorder
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aphantasia
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a condition where an individual lacks the ability to visualize or mentally create images in their mind's eye
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dyslexia
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a specific neurobiological disorder marked by difficulty reading and spelling in individuals with otherwise unaffected intelligence
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dwarfism
[noun]
a genetic condition resulting in shorter stature than average, often caused by a variety of genetic and medical factors
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hard of hearing
[phrase]
unable to hear properly
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impairment
[noun]
a state or condition in which a part of one's body or brain does not work properly
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learning disability
[noun]
a disorder that affects the ability to comprehend or process information, particularly when not associated with physical disability
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paraplegia
[noun]
a type of paralysis that affects the legs and the lower body as the result of spinal cord damage
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quadriplegia
[noun]
a condition in which someone is paralyzed from neck down
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longsightedness
[noun]
the condition of being incapable of clearly seeing objects that are near to one
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