failure

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optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image aberration , distortion , optical aberration
failure of a plan abortion , miscarriage
failure to be present absence
renal failure associated with burns or other trauma or with acute infection or obstruction of the urinary tract acute kidney failure , acute renal failure
glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin Addison's disease , Addison's syndrome , hypoadrenalism , hypoadrenocorticism
defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc. alibi , exculpation , excuse , self-justification
drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium amrinone , Inocor
state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government) anarchy , lawlessness
male parthenogenesis in which the embryo contains only paternal chromosomes due to the failure of the egg nucleus to participate in fertilization androgenesis , androgeny
failure of the sweat glands anhidrosis , anhydrosis
failure of some tissue or organ to develop aplasia
anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure aplastic anaemia , aplastic anemia
antihypertensive drug (trade name Apresoline) that dilates blood vessels; used (often with a diuretic) to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure Apresoline , hydralazine
absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death asystole , cardiac arrest , cardiopulmonary arrest
collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth atelectasis
oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.) atenolol , Tenormin
malodorousness resulting from a failure to bathe B.O. , body odor , body odour
failure to maintain a higher state backsliding , lapse , lapsing , relapse , relapsing , reversion , reverting
confusion resulting from failure to understand bafflement , befuddlement , bemusement , bewilderment , mystification , obfuscation , puzzlement
act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure bank closing
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