Wordlist: Illnesses and diseases - List 4

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tic
 
a local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles
 
inflammation
 
a morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue, manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain
 
stroke
 
the loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted
 
sunstroke
 
a heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun's rays
 
varicose vein
 
an abnormally swollen or dilated vein
 
sleeplessness
 
the property of not being able to sleep
 
obesity
 
the state of having too much weight due to an excess of body fat
 
appendix
 
the vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed
 
heart attack
 
an acute myocardial infarction caused by the sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, which obstructs the blood supply to the heart and leads to necrosis of heart muscle tissue, characterised by sudden severe chest pain
 
attack of asthma
 
an attack which is a respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress
 
breakdown
 
a physical collapse or lapse of mental stability
 
nervous breakdown
 
 
 
    • tic, tics[tɪk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles
    • Example:
      • John stopped talking because of sudden tics.
    • inflammation, inflammations(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue, manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain
    • Example:
      • The inflammation caused a red swelling.
    • stroke, strokes[strəʊk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted
    • Example:
      • After the stroke he again had to learn how to walk.
    • sunstroke, sunstrokes['sʌnstrəʊk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun's rays
    • Example:
      • She had a terrible headache due to a sunstroke.
    • varicose vein, varicose veins(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an abnormally swollen or dilated vein
    • Example:
      • The varicose veins in her right leg were clearly visible.
  • sleeplessness
    • sleeplessness(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the property of not being able to sleep
    • Example:
      • The sleeplessness made her really touchy.
  • obesity
    • obesity(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the state of having too much weight due to an excess of body fat
    • Example:
      • His obesity makes it almost impossible for him to move.
    • appendix, appendices[əˈpɛn.dɪks](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed
    • Example:
      • Her appendix had to be removed.
    • heart attack, heart attacks(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an acute myocardial infarction caused by the sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, which obstructs the blood supply to the heart and leads to necrosis of heart muscle tissue, characterised by sudden severe chest pain
    • Example:
      • The heart attack made him lose consciousness.
  • attack of asthma
    • attack of asthma, attacks of asthma(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an attack which is a respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress
    • Example:
      • He always needs to carry his spray in case of an asthma attack.
    • breakdown, breakdowns['bɹeɪkdaʊn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a physical collapse or lapse of mental stability
    • Example:
      • After so much stress, he suffered a breakdown and simply gave up.
    • nervous breakdown(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • After receiving the bad news he had a nervous breakdown.
 

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        appendix
        the vermiform appendix, an inner organ without known use that can become inflamed
        attack of asthma
        an attack which is a respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress
        varicose vein
        an abnormally swollen or dilated vein
        obesity
        the state of having too much weight due to an excess of body fat
        breakdown
        a physical collapse or lapse of mental stability
        tic
        a local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles
        stroke
        the loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted
        sleeplessness
        the property of not being able to sleep
        heart attack
        an acute myocardial infarction caused by the sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, which obstructs the blood supply to the heart and leads to necrosis of heart muscle tissue, characterised by sudden severe chest pain
        inflammation
        a morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue, manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain
        nervous breakdown
        sunstroke
        a heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun's rays
         
         
         

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        sleeplessness
        the property of not being able to sleep
        attack of asthma
        an attack which is a respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress
        obesity
        the state of having too much weight due to an excess of body fat
         
         
         
         

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