Sickness may refer to:
- Sickness behavior
In popular culture:
- The Sickness, an album by Disturbed
- The Sickness (Animorphs), a book in the Animorphs series
- Corey Taylor, nicknamed "The Sickness", American heavy metal musician
Other articles related to "sickness":
... Serum sickness-like reaction is named for its clinical similarity to serum sickness, in which immune complexes are deposited in the skin, joints, and other organs ... True serum sickness, a type III hypersensitivity reaction, results in fever, lymphadenopathy, arthralgias,cutaneous eruptions, gastrointestinal disturbances ... In contrast, serum sickness-like reactions are specific drug reactions that are not associated with circulating immune complexes ...
... reports have noted the absence of fever in serum sickness-like reactions to amoxicillin ... CH50 levels, and mild proteinuria.1,3-5 In contrast to true serum sickness, renal and hepatic involvement is rare ... decreases in serum C3, C4, and CH50, reported in the literature for true serum sickness, are rarely described in serum sickness-like reaction ...
... Serum sickness in humans is a reaction to proteins in antiserum derived from a non-human animal source, occurring 4–10 days after exposure ... The term serum sickness–like reaction (SSLR) is occasionally used to refer to similar illnesses that arise from the introduction of certain non-protein substances ...
... Sickness behavior is a coordinated set of adaptive behavioral changes that develop in ill individuals during the course of an infection ... Sickness behavior is a motivational state that reorganizes the organism's priorities to cope with infectious pathogens ...
Famous quotes containing the word sickness:
“Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whitesrather than fighting for jobs or educationfight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.”
—Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)
“I N take thee M to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to Gods holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my troth.”
—Book Of Common Prayer, The. Solemnization of Matrimony, Betrothal, (1662)
“the green hells of the sea
Where fallen skies and evil hues and eyeless creatures be;
On them the sea-valves cluster and the grey sea-forests curl,
Splashed with a splended sickness, the sickness of the pearl;”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)