Physical Conditions

atopic dermatitis
a severe form of dermatitis characterized by atopy
 
onychosis
any disease or disorder of the nails
 
ecchymosis
the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise
 
von Recklinghausen's disease
autosomal dominant disease characterized by numerous neurofibromas and by spots on the skin and often by developmental abnormalities
 
acute leukemia
rapidly progressing leukemia
 
pigeon toes
disability in which the toes are turned inward; often associated with knock-knee
 
metabolic acidosis
acidosis and bicarbonate concentration in the body fluids resulting either from the accumulation of acids or the abnormal loss of bases from the body (as in diarrhea or renal disease)
 
AIDS
a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
 
galactocele
a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance (especially in the mammary glands)
 
Lassa fever
an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon
 
haemophilia
congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
 
vesicoureteral reflux
a backflow of urine from the bladder into the ureter
 
snakebite
a bite inflicted by a (venomous) snake
 
Q fever
an acute disease resembling influenza
 
antisocial personality disorder
a personality disorder characterized by amorality and lack of affect; capable of violent acts without guilt feelings (`psychopathic personality' was once widely used but was superseded by `sociopathic personality' to indicate the social aspects of the disorder, but now `antisocial personality disorder' is the preferred term)
 
dieback
a disease of plants characterized by the gradual dying of the young shoots starting at the tips and progressing to the larger branches
 
splenomegaly
an abnormal enlargement of the spleen
 
good health
the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
 
epidemic disease
any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people
 
blackwater fever
severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine
 
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