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decompression sickness

, illness
a disorder characterized by severe pain in muscles and joints, cramp, and difficulty in breathing, caused by a sudden and sustained decrease in air pressure, resulting in the deposition of nitrogen bubbles in the tissues


the state of feeling physically or emotionally unwell or sick, and, as such, different from having or suffering from a disease. The word ‘ill’ originally meant ‘evil’ or ‘morally harmful’. Although they are not completely different categories, sociologists distinguish between illness as a social category, and disease as a medical category The latter refers to clinical conditions and pathologies which are described, classified and published as a branch of medical expertise. Illness refers to the subjective experience of sickness, disease or bad health, and to socially and culturally generated and expressed concepts of physical, social and psychological abnormality. See also SICK ROLE, TRIVIAL CONSULTATION, SYMPTOM ICEBERG, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

What does it mean when you dream about illness?

Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).


The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.


If you are ill in your dream, please pay attention to your health. At times our unconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways. If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about losing the support and love of that person.
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Of these emergency department visits and ICU admissions, 402 patients whose illnesses met clinical criteria for possible inhalational anthrax were identified by ICPs.
Those findings contradicted earlier conclusions that psychiatric illness or combat-related stress were most likely explanations for a variety of illnesses among veterans of the 1990-1991 war.
We can never completely eliminate food-borne illnesses.
To illustrate this approach, we have drawn clinical material from our work in several different psychiatric hospitals in which we have counseled a variety of clients whose illnesses have represented every major category of mental illness.
Children with HIV infection should receive the same education as those with other chronic illnesses, and may occasionally require special services, including home instruction, to maintain continuity of education (Bruder, 1995).
Support the efforts of people with mental illnesses to reenter society - to obtain meaningful work and decent affordable housing.
The majority of the state parity mandates have limited the diagnoses to selected, serious mental illnesses.
Lost workday cases involving restricted work activity are those cases which result in restricted work activity only (Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in the United States by Industry, 1987 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1990), p.
People who have chemical illnesses get really intense psychical reactions from chemicals.
NIMH conducts medical research to find new and better ways to prevent and treat mental illnesses.
The percentages of patients with AIDS-defining illnesses or death were as follows: 35% progressed to an illness and 10% died in the indinavir/zidovudine/lamivudine arm; and 63% progressed to an illness and 19% died in the zidovudine/lamivudine arm.
However, flu can be life threatening in older adults and in people of any age who have chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart, lung, or kidney diseases.