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disease US English

A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury

disease US Thesaurus

herbal preparations to treat tropical diseases

black disease US English

= infectious necrotic hepatitis.

blood disease US English

Any disease arising in or primarily affecting the blood or blood cells.

blue disease US English

Cyanosis; a condition giving rise to this, especially congenital heart disease or (in later use) methaemoglobinaemia.

Borna disease US English

An infectious neurological disease affecting horses and other mammal and bird species, caused by an RNA virus (Borna disease virus)

coast disease US English

A disease of sheep caused by deficiency in certain minerals, formerly prevalent in coastal southern Australia

disease-free US English

Not suffering from, contaminated by, or exposed to a particular disease

dog's disease US English

Any of various ailments causing weakness and exhaustion, especially influenza or gastroenteritis

drug disease US English

Disease resulting from the use of a therapeutic or illegal drug; an instance of this; (Homeopathy) the symptoms produced by a homeopathic remedy, regarded as a guide to its therapeutic use.

heart disease US English

Disease which affects the heart

Lyme disease US English

An inflammatory disease characterized at first by a rash, headache, fever, and chills, and later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks

mad —— disease US English

Humorous (in nonce-uses), an imaginary affliction of a specified animal, person, etc., especially one causing unusual or erratic behaviour.

mummy disease US English

Originally: a fungal disease causing the mummification of the fruit of the guava. Now: a disease of cultivated mushrooms characterized by stunting, distortion, and eventual mummification of the fruiting bodies, probably caused by a species of pseudomonas bacterium.

Pick's disease US English

A rare form of progressive dementia, typically occurring in late middle age and often familial, involving localized atrophy of the brain

pink disease US English

A disease of children caused by mercury poisoning, characterized by pinkness of parts of the body, restlessness, and photophobia.

Pott's disease US English

Tuberculous inflammation of the vertebral column (tuberculous spondylitis), especially as manifested by kyphosis with some degree of paralysis of the lower extremities.

quiet disease US English

Asymptomatic or inactive disease.

Riggs' disease US English

= periodontitis.

runt disease US English

A syndrome observed in laboratory animals injected as newborns with lymphoid cells from an adult individual, characterized by growth retardation and abnormalities of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes (later recognized as a form of graft-versus-host disease).

wart disease US English

A fungal disease of potatoes which produces warty outgrowths on the tubers

Weil's disease US English

A severe, sometimes fatal, form of leptospirosis transmitted by rats via contaminated water

acarine disease US English

A disease of honeybees caused by the mite Acarapis woodi which infests the tracheae, potentially rendering them unable to fly; also called Isle of Wight disease.

Bright's disease US English

A disease involving chronic inflammation of the kidneys

caisson disease US English

Another term for decompression sickness.

celiac disease US English

A disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food

Chagas' disease US English

A disease caused by trypanosomes transmitted by bloodsucking bugs, endemic in South America and causing damage to the heart and central nervous system

country disease US English

Any disease believed to be common or endemic in a particular country, especially a treponemal disease (specifically syphilis or yaws) or dysentery or other diarrhoeal disease (now historical); (in later use also) any disease more common in rural areas than in towns and cities (now rare).

Crohn's disease US English

A chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, especially the colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae

disease-ridden US English

Full of or causing disease

English disease US English

Any of various diseases or conditions thought to be prevalent in England, especially rickets. Frequently with the. Compare English sickness. Now historical.

family disease US English

A disease recurring in different generations of a family, or occurring in several members of the same generation; a hereditary or genetic disease.

Graves' disease US English

A swelling of the neck and protrusion of the eyes resulting from an overactive thyroid gland

Hansen's disease US English

Another name for leprosy.

Iceland disease US English

= chronic fatigue syndrome.

Johne's disease US English

A form of chronic enteritis in cattle and sheep, caused by a mycobacterium

kissing disease US English

A disease transmitted by contact with infected saliva, especially infectious mononucleosis

Little's disease US English

= cerebral palsy.

Marburg disease US English

An acute, often fatal, form of hemorrhagic fever. It is caused by a filovirus (Marburg virus) that normally lives in African monkeys

Marek's disease US English

An infectious disease of poultry caused by a herpesvirus that attacks nerves and causes paralysis or initiates widespread tumor formation

Milroy's disease US English

A hereditary (autosomal dominant) form of lymphoedema, in which oedema, particularly involving the lower limbs, is present from birth.

Osler's disease US English

Polycythaemia rubra vera (rare).

Paget's disease US English

A chronic disease of elderly people characterized by deterioration of bone tissue, especially in the spine, skull, or pelvis, sometimes causing severe pain; osteitis deformans

Panama disease US English

A fungal disease of bananas producing yellowing and wilting of the leaves

parrot disease US English

= psittacosis.

Perthes' disease US English

Osteochondritis involving the epiphysis of the femoral head in children, resulting in pain and progressive deformity of the hip joint.

Pierce's disease US English

A lethal disease of grapevines caused by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, which infects the xylem, causing progressive wilting and desiccation of the leaves and other plant parts.

potato disease US English

A disease affecting potato plants; specifically = potato blight.

pullet disease US English

A disorder of domestic poultry, of uncertain aetiology and often fatal, characterized by cyanosis of the head and diarrhoea, with monocytosis.

replant disease US English

Disease affecting a young plant placed in soil previously occupied by another, typically a mature specimen of a closely related species whose soil-dwelling pathogens attack it; frequently with distinguishing word.

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