Definitions of unhealthiness
  1. noun
    a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
    synonyms: health problem, ill health
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    good health, healthiness
    the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
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    an abnormal or physiologically unbalanced state of the body
    illness, malady, sickness, unwellness
    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    chronic ill health
    gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder
    the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
    any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
    a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
    harm, hurt, injury, trauma
    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    softness, unfitness
    poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    an illness, disease, or other medical problem
    abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
    abnormally high alkalinity (low hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
    anchylosis, ankylosis
    abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of a joint
    arteriectasia, arteriectasis
    an abnormal distension of an artery
    a pathology or abnormality of a joint
    asynergia, asynergy
    absence of coordination of organs or body parts that usually work together harmoniously
    asystole, cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary arrest
    absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
    presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
    excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
    blood dyscrasia
    any abnormal condition of the blood
    a fit of shivering or shaking
    a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
    anuresis, anuria
    inability to urinate
    catastrophic illness
    severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines
    collapse, prostration
    an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    aeroembolism, air embolism, bends, caisson disease, decompression sickness, gas embolism
    pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
    a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
    food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder
    illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
    a disturbance in the synthesis of immunoglobulins; proteins having antibody activity increase greatly in the blood
    repetitive nonmeaningful speech (especially that associated with a trance state or religious fervor)
    lead poisoning, plumbism, saturnism
    toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system
    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
    any disease of the blood vessels or lymph ducts
    brain damage
    injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.
    loss of the ability to swallow
    stenosis, stricture
    abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
    the formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosis
    accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity
    absence of an enzyme
    bacteremia, bacteriaemia, bacteriemia
    transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
    induration, sclerosis
    any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
    pathology in which fat accumulates in lipomas in the body
    the formation of stones (calculi) in an internal organ
    excessive movement; especially excessive motility of the gastrointestinal tract
    a slight illness
    an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children
    felon, whitlow
    a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
    focal infection
    bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere
    cross infection, nonsocial infection
    an infection that is acquired at a hospital or other healthcare facility
    opportunistic infection
    any infection caused by a microorganism that does not normally cause disease in humans; occurs in persons with abnormally functioning immune systems (as AIDS patients or transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs)
    infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
    protozoal infection
    any infection caused by a protozoan
    respiratory infection, respiratory tract infection
    any infection of the respiratory tract
    itch, scabies
    a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    bilharzia, bilharziasis, schistosomiasis
    an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
    the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
    an open skin infection
    abnormal formation of cartilage from other tissues; observed in some Asians
    staphylococcal infection
    an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation
    septic sore throat, strep throat, streptococcal sore throat, streptococcus tonsilitis, throat infection
    an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
    eye infection, hordeolum, sty, stye
    an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
    infection that occurs while you are being treated for another infection
    secondary infection caused by an opportunistic infection
    tapeworm infection
    intestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm; usually the result of eating inadequately cooked meat or fish
    lockjaw, tetanus
    an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
    infection caused by parasites transmitted to humans from infected cats; if contracted by a pregnant woman it can result in serious damage to the fetus
    viral infection, virus infection
    infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans
    ozone sickness
    illness that can occur to persons exposed to ozone in high-altitude aircraft; characterized by sleepiness and headache and chest pains and itchiness
    toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy
    an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine
    a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
    adenomyosis, endometriosis
    the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea
    abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
    bronzed diabetes, hemochromatosis, iron overload, iron-storage disease
    pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues; characterized by bronzed skin and enlarged liver and diabetes mellitus and abnormalities of the pancreas and the joints
    infarct, infarction
    localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
    the presence of macrocytes in the blood
    development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
    a state of abnormal softening of tissue
    mastopathy, mazopathy
    any pathology of the breast
    any pathology of the peripheral nerves
    any pathology of the muscles that is not attributable to nerve dysfunction
    abnormal loss of bony tissue resulting in fragile porous bones attributable to a lack of calcium; most common in postmenopausal women
    condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
    demineralisation, demineralization
    abnormal loss of mineral salts (especially from bone)
    pyorrhea, pyorrhoea
    discharge of pus
    azotaemia, azotemia, uraemia, uremia
    accumulation in the blood of nitrogenous waste products (urea) that are usually excreted in the urine
    excess of urea in the urine
    any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
    deformity, malformation, misshapenness
    an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
    (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
    chronic abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually associated with disease)
    birth trauma
    physical injury to an infant during the birth process
    blast trauma
    injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)
    bleeding, haemorrhage, hemorrhage
    the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
    blunt trauma
    injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)
    bruise, contusion
    an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    a lump on the body caused by a blow
    an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
    a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
    electric shock
    trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness
    break, fracture
    breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    cryopathy, frostbite
    destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
    entry of foreign matter into a blood vessel
    penetrating injury, penetrating trauma
    injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
    an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
    the state of being torn or burst open
    bite, insect bite, sting
    a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
    whiplash, whiplash injury
    an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    wale, weal, welt, wheal
    a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
    lesion, wound
    an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    pull, twist, wrench
    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    gangrene, slough, sphacelus
    necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
    abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
    a pathological condition in which a word is rapidly and involuntarily repeated
    an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
    discharge from the external ear
    vaccina, vaccinia, variola vaccina, variola vaccine, variola vaccinia
    a local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar
    any disease or malformation of the nose
    accumulation of urine in the kidney because of an obstruction in the ureter
    collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
    abnormally low oxygen content in arterial blood
    an uncontrollable use of obscene language; often accompanied by mental disorders
    production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
    debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    disability, disablement, handicap, impairment
    a condition that makes it difficult or impossible for someone to perform some physical or mental task
    disfunction, dysfunction
    (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group
    a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands
    carotenemia, xanthemia
    excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color
    an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
    any pathology of the urinary tract
    pathological condition of being varicose or having varicose veins
    viraemia, viremia
    the presence of a virus in the blood stream
    abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
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    pathological state
    a physical condition that is caused by disease
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