Example sentences for: ailment

How can you use “ailment” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Another example: if a doctor treats an elderly patient for a lung ailment, the doctor's treatment will be undone and he will see the patient again and again, if the patient is sent home to an unheated apartment.

  • China, if you think about it, suffers from a milder form of the same ailment.

  • With no celebrity ailment too inconsequential to mine for dramatic potential, Friends star Courteney Cox's routine LASIK surgery to correct her nearsightedness is treated with the kind of life-and-death anguish usually reserved for quadruple bypass operations and liver transplants.

  • The site of infection is the gastrointestinal tract, where it causes a chronic inflammatory ailment termed Johne's disease [ 5 ] . In contrast, M. avium is common in the environment, causes tuberculosis in birds, and disseminated infections in HIV patients [ 6 ] . Growth of M. paratuberculosis is characterized by its slow rate (doubling time of 22-26 hours, compared to 10-12 hours for M. avium ) and requirement of mycobactin in culture media [ 5 ] . With the absence of a well-defined genetic system for M. paratuberculosis , a comparative genomic approach holds great potential in addressing the genetic basis for many of these phenotypic differences.

  • Though the benefits of gene therapy are theoretically large, none of the dozens of trials in the U.S. (or elsewhere) has achieved a long-term cure for any ailment.

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