Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

wrench
a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
 
bilharzia
an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
 
hydremia
blood disorder in which there is excess fluid volume compared with the cell volume of the blood
 
chronic leukemia
slowly progressing leukemia
 
kernicterus
an abnormal accumulation of bile pigment in the brain and other nerve tissue; causes yellow staining and tissue damage
 
absolution
the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
 
ichthyosis
any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
 
inborn error of metabolism
any of a number of diseases in which an inherited defect (usually a missing or inadequate enzyme) results in an abnormality of metabolism
 
arrest
the state of inactivity following an interruption
 
black lung
lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
 
reprieve
a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
 
liposarcoma
sarcoma of fat cells
 
keratomycosis
fungal infection of the cornea
 
adipose tumor
a tumor consisting of fatty tissue
 
hypocapnia
a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing
 
aneurysm
a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
 
microcytosis
a blood disorder characterized by the presence of microcytes (abnormally small red blood cells) in the blood; often associated with anemia
 
callus
bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone
 
furuncle
a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
 
virus
a harmful or corrupting agency
 
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