Wordlist: Illnesses and diseases - List 2

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chickenpox
 
a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3)
 
measles
 
rubeola, an acute highly contagious disease, (often of childhood) caused by a virus, featuring a spreading red skin rash, fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes
 
German measles
 
a mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes
 
scarlet fever
 
a streptococcal infection, mainly occurring among children, and characterised by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever
 
mumps
 
a contagious disease caused by a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck
 
pneumonia
 
an acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants
 
ulcer
 
an open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection
 
cancer
 
a disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation
 
cancer screening
 
a checkup at the doctor's to see whether there are any cancer cells inside the body
 
Alzheimer's disease
 
a disease which causes people to lose their short-term memory
 
Parkinson's disease
 
a chronic neurological disorder resulting in lack of control over movement, poor balance and coordination and similar symptoms
 
 
  • chickenpox
    • chickenpox(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3)
    • Example:
      • The little boy can't go to kindergarten because he's got chickenpox.
    • measles(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • rubeola, an acute highly contagious disease, (often of childhood) caused by a virus, featuring a spreading red skin rash, fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes
    • Example:
      • Measles are mostly a childhood disease.
    • German measles(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes
    • Example:
      • Doctor, how can we treat German measles?
    • scarlet fever(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a streptococcal infection, mainly occurring among children, and characterised by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever
    • Example:
      • Have your children had scarlet fever already?
    • mumps(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a contagious disease caused by a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck
    • Example:
      • Some of the boys are suffering from mumps.
    • pneumonia[nʊmonjə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • an acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants
    • Example:
      • Pneumonia can threaten your life.
    • ulcer, ulcers[ʌlsɛr](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection
    • Example:
      • An ulcer is serious, you need to see a doctor!
    • cancer[ˈkænsə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation
    • Example:
      • My grand-father died from cancer.
  • cancer screening
    • cancer screening, cancer screenings(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a checkup at the doctor's to see whether there are any cancer cells inside the body
    • Example:
      • Older people need regular cancer screenings.
    • Alzheimer's disease(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a disease which causes people to lose their short-term memory
    • Example:
      • The old lady is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
    • Parkinson's disease(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a chronic neurological disorder resulting in lack of control over movement, poor balance and coordination and similar symptoms
    • Example:
      • The doctor is a specialist of Parkinson's disease.
 

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        German measles
        a mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes
        cancer
        a disease in which the cells of a tissue undergo uncontrolled (and often rapid) proliferation
        measles
        rubeola, an acute highly contagious disease, (often of childhood) caused by a virus, featuring a spreading red skin rash, fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes
        ulcer
        an open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection
        Alzheimer's disease
        a disease which causes people to lose their short-term memory
        Parkinson's disease
        a chronic neurological disorder resulting in lack of control over movement, poor balance and coordination and similar symptoms
        scarlet fever
        a streptococcal infection, mainly occurring among children, and characterised by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever
        cancer screening
        a checkup at the doctor's to see whether there are any cancer cells inside the body
        chickenpox
        a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3)
        mumps
        a contagious disease caused by a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck
        pneumonia
        an acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants
         
         
         

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        chickenpox
        a common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3)
        cancer screening
        a checkup at the doctor's to see whether there are any cancer cells inside the body
         
         
         
         

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