2.5.2 Disease

Use this domain for general words for disease and for words referring to specific diseases.

OMC Codes: 
750 Sickness
Louw Nida Codes: 
23I Sickness, Disease, Weakness
  • What words refer to a disease?
    illness, disease, complaint, condition, ailment, disorder, infection, bug, sickness, malady, infirmity, affliction, contagion, debility, indisposition, fever, syndrome, malaise,
  • What words refer to a disease that lasts a short time?
    attack, a bout of, a touch of,
  • What words describe a type of disease?
    acute, chronic, bacterial, complication, critical, curable, degenerative, genetic, morbid, nervous, neuromuscular, psychosomatic, virus, wasting,
  • What words describe a disease that kills people?
    terminal, fatal, incurable,
  • What words describe a disease that people can get easily?
    infectious, contagious, catching,
  • What words refer to a disease spreading to other people?
    spread, epidemic, outbreak, plague,
  • What are the names of particular diseases?
    allergy, allergic, amoeba, appendicitis, cholera, colic, colicky, colitis, cyst, diabetes, diabetic, diphtheria, distemper, dropsy, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis, fibrosis, fistula, flux, hypertension, gallstone, goiter, heatstroke, hernia, herpes zoster, hemophilia, hemorrhoid, hives, hookworm, kidney stone, lockjaw, lumbago, malaria, meningitis, mononucleosis, mumps, phlebitis, piles, plague, polio, poliomyelitis, psoriasis, rabid, rabies, rubella, sclerosis, sunstroke, tetanus, typhoid, typhus, yellow fever, airsick, carsick, seasick,
  • What words refer to a disease of the brain or mind?
    Alzheimer's, amnesia, stroke, depression, schizophrenia, shock, stress,
  • What words refer to epilepsy?
    epilepsy, epileptic, epileptic seizure, have a seizure, fit,
  • What words refer to a disease of the eyes?
    eye disease, glaucoma, red eyes, pinkeye, cataract, conjunctivitis, sty,
  • What words refer to a disease of the nose and throat?
    cough, whooping cough, cold, sore throat, influenza, flu, chill,
  • What words refer to a disease of the lungs?
    respiratory disease, tuberculosis, angina, asthma, asthmatic, pneumonia, emphysema, grippe, hay fever, bronchitis,
  • What words refer to a disease of the heart?
    heart attack, heart failure, coronary, arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular, fibrillation, hardening of the arteries, thrombosis, heart murmur, weak heart, heart condition,
  • What words refer to a disease of the liver?
    liver disease, hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis,
  • What words refer to sexually transmitted disease?
    venereal disease, AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes
  • What words refer to a disease of the bones and joints?
    arthritis, arthritic, stiffness of the joints, rheumatic, rheumatism, backache,
  • What words refer to cancer?
    cancer, cancerous, tumor, skin cancer, leukemia, lung cancer, liver cancer, malignancy, malignant, benign,