sick role n.
The protective role given an individual who is physically or mentally ill or injured; it may be assumed by the individual or it may be imposed as a part of social custom.
noun 1. a room in which a sick person is confined. noun 1. a room to which a person who is ill is confined 2. a room set aside, as in a school, for people who are taken ill sickroom sick·room (sĭk’rōōm’, -rum’) n. A room occupied by a sick person. sick someone on
adjective, sicker, sickest. 1. afflicted with ill health or disease; ailing. 2. affected with nausea; inclined to vomit. 3. deeply affected with some unpleasant feeling, as of sorrow, disgust, or boredom: sick at heart; to be sick of parties. 4. mentally, morally, or emotionally deranged, corrupt, or unsound: a sick mind; wild statements that made […]
- Sick sinus syndrome
sick sinus syndrome n. Chaotic atrial activity characterized by an abnormally slow heartbeat punctuated by recurring ectopic beats and periods of abnormally rapid heartbeat.
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