Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

a rare immunological disorder characterized by the virtual absence of gamma globulin in the blood and consequent susceptibility to infection
an opportunistic infection by a fungus of the genus Aspergillus; characterized by inflammation and lesions of the ear and other organs
infestation with flukes obtained from eating raw fish; common in eastern Asia
chronic renal failure
renal failure that can result from a variety of systemic disorders
the state of being that is commonly observed
an open skin infection
a condition of regular or proper arrangement
general anaesthesia
a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)
a chronic contagious disease caused by a bacterium and marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
full treatment
everything available; usually preceded by `the'
food allergy
allergic reaction to a substance ingested in food
an acquired skin disease characterized by patches of unpigmented skin (often surrounded by a heavily pigmented border)
a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
pain in the breast
latent diabetes
a mild form of diabetes mellitus in which there are no overt symptoms but there are abnormal responses to some diagnostic procedures
special importance or significance
Cushing's syndrome
a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol
a disorder of eating in which the person alternates between strong craving for food and aversion to food; characterized by excessive eating followed by periods of fasting or self-induced vomiting
fitness to traverse the seas
puerperal fever
serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
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