silent killer

A popular term for any condition that may progress to very advanced stages before manifesting itself clinically
Examples Lifestyle disease—e.g., atherosclerosis, hypertension— certain cancers—e.g., colorectal, ovarian

silent killer

Silent lesion Medtalk Popular for a condition that may progress to very advanced stages before manifesting itself clinically
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IN THE wake of yet another death to the silent killer carbon monoxide in a holiday home, surely it's time for legislation to be brought in to ensure that each and every place that we are able to book for a holiday or short stay is equipped with both carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
campaign has been instrumental in pushing for the changes but - while it welcomes government action - will keep fighting to eradicate deaths and injuries from this silent killer.
She was in her prime when her life was so cruelly cut short by what has become known as the silent killer.
The Minister said tobacco is a silent killer, it's harmful for the health, passive smoking is more harmful for others as out of 10, seven persons suffer from passive smoking".
It is the UK's biggest silent killer, responsible for 60% of strokes and 40% of heart attacks.
The 'Maleficent' actress, who opened up how privileged she was working with female rape activists, said that everywhere she went, rape was the silent killer, but it became quickly clear to her that these women were not just the collateral damage of war, the Mirror reported.
A leading private health centre in Bahrain is offering a unique, affordable health check-upservice to ensure potential silent killer diseases are picked up and dealt withpromptly.
Reckless behaviour exposes Capital's youth to silent killer
A terrible storm had hit Manila Typhoon Haiyan, a silent killer On board no dissent could be found As your ship to the Philippines was bound Since your arrival you've toiled with no fuss The selfless crew of HMS ILLUSTRIOUS So let me shout out really loud Of you all Great Britain is PROUD
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is also famously called the silent killer and for good reason.
Breast cancer is a silent killer and raising awareness is the key to winning the battle against this disease.
MILLIONS of Coronation Street viewers are to see the horror of a real-life silent killer.