illness

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illness

noun affliction, ailing, ailment, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, infirmity, malady, sickness
Associated concepts: mental illness, terminal illness, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation Law
See also: disability, disease, disorder, prostration
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Furthermore, it would be possible to ensure that the symptom checklist incorporates neuropsychiatric sequelae that have regularly been described in association of decompression illness.
Mr Gray, an Advanced Diving Instructor, immediately recognised the classic symptoms of decompression illness, known as `the bends', and placed Mr Lowe on Shearwater's emergency medical oxygen facility.
Virginia Commonwealth University Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, Director of Research (Anesthesiology) and Director of VCURES said, "These grants will allow us to expand upon the previous studies which showed that early intervention with Oxycyte can prevent the destruction of nerve cells, brain tissue in a number of conditions including decompression illness and gas embolism.
A further 21 incidents were down to rapid ascent, which is likely to have developed into decompression illness.
At that depth Jimmy was also at risk of being overcome by decompression illness, known as the bends, if he emerged too quickly from the water.
From this data they publish the "Annual Report on Decompression Illness, Diving Fatalities and Project Dive Exploration".