Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

type II diabetes
mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
 
eye disease
any disease of the eye
 
clubbing
a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
 
upheaval
a violent disturbance
 
intrigue
a clandestine love affair
 
disorganized schizophrenia
a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions
 
biosafety
safety from exposure to infectious agents
 
befoulment
the state of being polluted
 
ventricular septal defect
a common congenital heart defect; an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles allows blood to pass directly from the left to the right ventricle; large openings may cause congestive heart failure
 
ordination
the status of being ordained to a sacred office
 
mimesis
any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease
 
tendinitis
inflammation of a tendon
 
desuetude
a state of inactivity or disuse
 
salicylate poisoning
poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)
 
xanthosis
an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin
 
pockmark
a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease
 
agitated depression
a state of clinical depression in which the person exhibits irritability and restlessness
 
prognathism
the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
 
eyelessness
blindness due to loss of the eyes
 
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
 
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