Definition of Illness. Meaning of Illness. Synonyms of Illness

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Definition of Illness

Illness
Illness Ill"ness, n. [From Ill.] 1. The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness. [Obs.] ``The illness of the weather.' --Locke. 2. Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness. 3. Wrong moral conduct; wickedness. --Shak. Syn: Malady; disease; indisposition; ailment. Usage: Illness, Sickness. Within the present century, there has been a tendency in England to use illness in the sense of a continuous disease, disorder of health, or sickness, and to confine sickness more especially to a sense of nausea, or ``sickness of the stomach.'

Meaning of Illness from wikipedia

- using medications. Illness The terms illness and sickness are both generally used as synonyms for disease; however, the term illness is occasionally used...
- Terminal illness or end-stage disease is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and is expected to result in the death of the patient. This...
- Foodborne illness (also known as foodborne disease and food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the contamination of food by pathogenic bacteria...
- psychogenic illness (MPI), also called m**** sociogenic illness, m**** psychogenic disorder, epidemic hysteria or m**** hysteria, involves the spread of illness symptoms...
- Heat illness is a spectrum of disorders due to increased body temperature. It can be caused by either environmental conditions or by exertion. It includes...
- A mental disorder, also referred to as a mental illness, a mental health condition, or a psychiatric disability, is a behavioral or mental pattern that...
- catastrophic illness is a severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery. Examples include cancer, heart attack or stroke. These illnesses usually...
- a factitious disorder in which those affected feign or induce disease, illness, injury, abuse, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or...
- Severity of illness (SOI) is defined as the extent of organ system derangement or physiologic decompensation for a patient. It gives a medical classification...
- disorder imposed on another (FDIA), also known as fabricated or induced illness by carers (FII) and first named as Munchhausen Syndrome by proxy (MSbP)...