Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)
the state of being technical as in the use of technical terms or methods
respiratory alkalosis
alkalosis resulting from increased gas exchange in the lungs (as in hyperventilation associated with extreme anxiety or aspirin intoxication or metabolic acidosis)
Saint Vitus dance
chorea occurring chiefly in children and associated with rheumatic fever
occupational hazard
any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
sand tumor
a tumor derived from fibrous tissue of the meninges or choroid plexus or certain other structures associated with the brain; characterized by sandlike particles
a position of highest authority
blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
an opportunity to state your case and be heard
a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands
dryness resulting from the removal of water
excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract
growing pains
pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth
cerebral thrombosis
a blood clot in a cerebral artery or vein
umbilical hernia
protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth
neurological disorder
a disorder of the nervous system
the state of having two spouses at the same time
a deficiency of iron; results from inadequate iron in the diet or from hemorrhage
the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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