Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

herpes encephalitis
common form of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex 1; usually affects the temporal and frontal lobes
damage to the retina resulting from exposure of the eye to the sun without adequate protection
Hand-Schuller-Christian disease
inflammatory histiocytosis associated with disturbance of cholesterol metabolism; occurs chiefly in young children and is characterized by cystic defects of the skull and diabetes insipidus
a congenital absence of eyelids (partial or complete)
clostridial myonecrosis
(pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Pott's disease
TB of the spine with destruction of vertebrae resulting in curvature of the spine
guilt by association
the attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty
satisfaction or physical well-being provided by a person or thing
late blight
blight in which symptoms appear late in the growing season especially a disease of solanaceous plants caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans
acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
functional disorder
disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified
multiple myeloma
myeloma that develops in several places at the same time
increase in the number of platelets in the blood which tends to cause clots to form; associated with many neoplasms and chronic infections and other diseases
a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
a harmful or corrupting agency
Fanconi's anaemia
a rare congenital anemia characterized by pancytopenia and hypoplasia of the bone marrow
the condition of being improper
aortic aneurysm
an aneurysm of the aorta
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