The state of being ill
she was absent through sickness
A deficiency disease of animals caused by a lack of cobalt in the soil (and hence in the diet)
A condition of cattle and sheep in the western US, caused by eating white snakeroot, which contains a toxic alcohol. It sometimes occurs in humans who have eaten meat or dairy produce from affected animals
The condition of a structure which is held together with corroded nails
A disease of horses which affects the workings of the bowel and is usually fatal
Nausea caused by motion, especially by travelling in a vehicle
An allergic reaction to an injection of serum, typically mild and characterized by skin rashes, joint stiffness, and fever
Encephalitis lethargica, a brain infection causing drowsiness and sometimes coma
Illness caused by ascent to high altitude, characterized by hyperventilation, nausea, and exhaustion resulting from shortage of oxygen
Archaic term for epilepsy.
Nausea in pregnancy, typically occurring in the first few months. Despite its name, the nausea can affect pregnant women at any time of day
Another term for altitude sickness.
Another term for morning sickness.
Illness caused by exposure of the body to ionizing radiation, characterized by nausea, hair loss, diarrhoea, bleeding, and damage to the bone marrow and central nervous system
(In the UK) benefit paid weekly by the state to an individual for sickness which interrupts paid employment
A tropical disease caused by parasitic protozoans (trypanosomes) which are transmitted by the bite of the tsetse fly. It causes fever, chills, pain in the limbs, and anaemia, and eventually affects the nervous system causing extreme lethargy and death
Any of various fevers with intense sweating, epidemic in England in the 15th-16th centuries
A condition that results when too rapid decompression causes nitrogen bubbles to form in the tissues of the body. It is suffered particularly by divers (who often call it the bends), and can cause pain in the muscles and joints, cramp, numbness, nausea, and paralysis
A notifiable viral disease of horses, which is usually fatal. It is transmitted by biting insects and occurs chiefly in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean