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Medical Terms

diabetes
Any of various abnormal conditions characterized by the secretion and excretion of abnormal amounts of urine.
Diptheria
Contagious disease in the throat.
domestic illness
Polite way of saying mental breakdown, depression, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or the after effects of a stroke or any illness that kept a person housebound and probably in need of nursing support.
dropsy
Congestive heart failure. A contraction for hydropsy. The presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid.
dysentery
A term given to a number of disorders marked by inflammation of the intestines (especially of the colon). There are two specific varieties: (1) amebic dysentery (2) bacillary dysentery. Synonyms: flux, bloody flux, contagious pyrexia (fever), frequent griping stools. A common ailment of soldiers and prisoners of war in the 19th century and before.
dyspepsia
Acid indigestion.