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
 
photoretinitis
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
 
ablepharia
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
 
enlightenment
(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
 
comfort
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
 
diphtheria
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
 
thrombocytosis
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
 
prestige
a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
 
embroilment
an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
 
virus
a harmful or corrupting agency
 
Fanconi's anaemia
a rare congenital anemia characterized by pancytopenia and hypoplasia of the bone marrow
 
impropriety
the condition of being improper
 
aortic aneurysm
an aneurysm of the aorta
 
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