Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

bronchial pneumonia
pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
 
childbed fever
serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
 
appendicitis
inflammation of the vermiform appendix
 
pure absence
an absence seizure without other complications; followed by 3-per-sec brainwave spikes
 
paresthesia
abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
 
akinetic epilepsy
epilepsy characterized by akinesia
 
retirement
the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
 
ptomaine poisoning
a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines
 
repletion
the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
 
sereness
a withered dryness
 
palilalia
a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated
 
ordination
the status of being ordained to a sacred office
 
insomnia
an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
 
somatic delusion
a delusion concerning the body image or parts of the body
 
overcast
gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
 
heartburn
a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
 
ready
poised for action
 
blood disorder
a disease or disorder of the blood
 
peacefulness
a state that is calm and tranquil
 
tarantism
a nervous disorder characterized by an uncontrollable impulse to dance; popularly attributed to bite of the southern European tarantula or wolf spider
 
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