Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

dormancy
a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
 
carditis
inflammation of the heart
 
pinealoma
tumor of the pineal gland
 
chorioretinitis
inflammation of the choroid layer behind the retina
 
framboesia
an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions
 
agalactosis
a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered
 
fluorosis
a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
 
powder keg
a potentially explosive state
 
tenseness
(psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
 
bondage
the state of being under the control of a force or influence or abstract power
 
esotropia
strabismus in which one or both eyes turn inward toward the nose
 
acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
encephalitis that resembles apoplexy due to blood extravasation
 
caffein addiction
an addiction to caffein
 
musicogenic epilepsy
reflex epilepsy induced by music
 
election
the status or fact of being elected
 
pediculosis capitis
infestation of the scalp with lice
 
foulness
disgusting wickedness and immorality
 
Wernicke's aphasia
aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words
 
local option
freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
 
rachitis
inflammation of the vertebral column
 
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