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Glossary for Rabies

  • Animal bite: The physical bite from any animal
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Brain infection: Infection of the brain including encephalitis
  • Cat bite: Bite from a cat.
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Conversion Disorder: A psychological condition where physical symptoms arise due to emotional dilemmas.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diseases contagious from animals: Diseases that can be contracted from animals
  • Diseases contagious from cats: Diseases that can be contracted from cats
  • Diseases contagious from dogs: Diseases that can be contracted from dogs
  • Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A rare progressive form of ascending polyneuropathy believed to be an autoimmune response.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Heart failure: Slow failure of the heart (cardiac insufficiency).
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Lyssavirus: A group of viruses that infect mammals and arthropods
  • Malaise: General feelings of discomfort or being ill-at-ease.
  • Meningoencephalitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the brain and meninges
  • Mental depression: A condition which is characterized by feelings of sadness, disrepair and discouragement
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Respiratory failure: Failure of the respiratory system
  • Restlessness: state of overactive restlessness
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
  • Tick paralysis: Paralysis from Australian tick bites
  • Tiredness: Feeling tired either physically or mentally
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases: Any disease that can be prevented by the administration of a vaccine
  • Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
  • Zoonotic Diseases: When a condition is transmitted through a zoonotic organisms


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