Illness

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Illness Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

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  • impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

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Illness Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A disease or medical condition is an unhealthy thing happening to the body or mind. Diseases can cause pain, feeling bad, or death to the person who has the disease. The word disease is sometimes used to include:

A disease can be caused by many things. Sometimes germs enter our body through food, water or air. A person can be infected by infectious agents like bacteria, viruses or fungus. Disease can also be caused by eating bad or old foods. There are small germs in old foods that can cause diseases. Sometimes the germs produce chemicals or toxins which causes the disease.



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'Illness' example sentence in quotations


* Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. - Anais Nin

* Fear is a question What are you afraid of, and why Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them. - Marilyn Ferguson

* I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly. - Martin Luther


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  • Medicine for psychological illness found at co-pilot's home: report
    German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said Saturday. Investigators made the discovery in a search of the home of Andreas Lubitz in the western city of Duesseldorf and seized a number "of Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Germanwings Crash: Mental Illness Alone Does Not Explain Co-Pilot's Behavior
    Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had is just one possible contributor to the tragedy. Most people with mental health disorders do not hurt other peop Read more on this news related to 'Illness'
  • Millions of Americans work successfully with mental illness
    Nearly one in five Americans say they’ve experienced mental illness at some point in their life. Read more on this news related to 'Illness'

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