Another word for disease
sickness, malady, ailment, illness, indisposition, unhealthiness, disorder, condition, complaint, spell, distemper, unsoundness, infirmity, affection, visitation, morbidity, pathological case, psychosomatic illness, epidemic, plague, pestilence, infection, virus, contagion, affliction, complication, syndrome, fever, nervous disorder, functional disorder, pathological condition, attack, seizure, collapse, breakdown, pathology, symptomatology, bug*, temperature*; see also illness 1. see also complex 1, insanity 1.
Specific diseases include --- diseases affecting various organs or the body generally: cancer, ulcer, shock, paresis, paralysis, focal infection, atrophy, psittacosis, chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, malaria, measles, German measles, mumps, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, Legionnaires' disease, rabies, scarlet fever, scarlatina, smallpox, toxic-shock syndrome, tularemia, typhoid fever, typhus, leprosy, hepatitis, yellow fever; venereal or social diseases: gonorrhea, clap*, dose*; herpes, AIDS, chlamydia, genital warts, syphilis, French disease*, maladie anglaise* (French), English disease*, pox*; diseases affecting the brain and nervous system: encephalitis, sleeping sickness, meningitis, aphasia, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, hemiplegia, Reye's syndrome, brain tumor, poliomyelitis, polio, infantile paralysis, sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, MS, delirium tremens, D.T.'s*; diseases affecting the respiratory tract: bronchitis, rhinitis, common cold, sniffles*, cough, influenza, flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu, laryngitis, pleurisy, viral pneumonia, pulmonary pneumonia, phthisis, tonsillitis, emphysema, strep throat*, sinusitis, croup, tuberculosis, TB, whooping cough; diseases affecting the digestive system: acidosis, ulcer, appendicitis, Bright's disease, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, constipation, diverticulitis, dysentery, anasarca, dropsy, gravel, jaundice; diseases affecting the circulatory system: angina pectoris, high blood pressure, hypertension, cystic fibrosis, hemorrhage, hardening of the arteries, hypertension, heart murmur, palpitations, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, coronary thrombosis; skin diseases: athlete's foot, boils, warts, eczema, psoriasis, erysipelas, dermatitis, scabies, ringworm, trench foot, acne; diseases of the joints and muscles: arthritis, osteoporosis, bends, cramp, charley horse*, crick*; rheumatism, lumbago; diseases of the eye: cataracts, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, pink eye, trachoma; allergies: hay fever, rose fever, asthma, hives; diseases of the endocrine glands: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, progeria, hyperpituitarism, hypopituitarism; diseases common to animals and birds: anthrax, black leg, blind staggers, bloat, cholera, colic, distemper, encephalitis, hydrophobia, rabies, heaves, hoof and mouth disease, glanders, milk sickness, pneumonitis, roup, spavin, trichomoniasis; diseases common to plants: blight, rot, rust, scale, smut, wilt;
disease may apply generally to any deviation of the body from its normal or healthy state, or it may refer to a particular disorder with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; condition and affection refer to a disorder of a specific organ or part a heart condition, an affection of the spleen; malady usually refers to a deep-seated chronic disease, frequently one that is ultimately fatal; ailment refers to a chronic, annoying disorder of whatever degree of seriousness the minor ailments of the aged