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serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles acquired immune deficiency syndrome , AIDS
poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills Amanita muscaria , fly agaric
antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective amiodarone , Cordarone
severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure anaphylactic shock
severe respiratory disease of birds that takes the form of an acute rapidly fatal pneumonia in young chickens and turkeys aspergillosis , brooder pneumonia
organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal barbiturate
severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine blackwater fever
food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly botulism
fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation bovine spongiform encephalitis , BSE , mad cow disease
meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal brain fever , cerebrospinal fever , cerebrospinal meningitis , epidemic meningitis
fatal growth that spreads cancer
acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes cattle plague , rinderpest
herb considered fatal to swine Chenopodium hybridum , red goosefoot , sowbane
tear gas that is stronger than CN gas but wears off faster; can be deployed by grenades or cluster bombs; can cause skin burns and fatal pulmonary edema chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile , CS gas
often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms cholera infantum
rare (usually fatal) brain disease (usually in middle age) caused by an unidentified slow virus; characterized by progressive dementia and gradual loss of muscle control CJD , Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease , Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
fatal form of homozygous thalassemia (inherited from both parents) in which there is no hemoglobin; skeletal deformations; heart and spleen and liver enlarged Cooley's anaemia , Cooley's anemia , thalassaemia major , thalassemia major
flagellate that is the cause of the frequently fatal fish disease costiasis costia , Costia necatrix
fatal disease of freshwater fish caused by a flagellated protozoan invading the skin costiasis
form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxins; symptoms of septicemia are severe with vomiting and high fever and profuse sweating; the infection is often fatal cutaneous anthrax , malignant pustule
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