The state of being ill
she was absent through sickness
A wasting disease of sheep; specifically liver rot (hepatic fascioliasis) and cobalt deficiency.
Sickness or nausea caused by rail travel.
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 mortal illness; deadly disease.
A behaviour pattern characterized by an urgent and persistent need to feel busy or productive, and often an anxious, excessive preoccupation with work at the expense of relaxation and socializing.
A form of motion sickness resulting from weightlessness in space.
Illness marked by attacks of vomiting
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
(In Aboriginal belief) an area of spiritual significance where mythological beings may cause illness, especially to those disturbing or profaning the area
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
Altitude sickness, typically in a mild form with headache, nausea, and fatigue, occurring in persons who ascend too quickly to high altitude (over 2,400 metres or 8,000 feet); abbreviated AMS.
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
A form of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, which occurs mainly in East Africa and typically runs a more rapid course than classical (Gambian) sleeping sickness, with less neurological and more cardiac involvement, often resulting in death from heart failure.