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Definition of the noun disease

What does disease mean as a name of something?

Disease is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: diseases

  1. an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Alternative definition of the noun disease


  1. [pathology] An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
  2. [by extension] Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.

Definition of the verb disease

What does disease mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: diseased | diseasing | diseases

  1. [obsolete] To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.
  2. To infect with a disease.


  1. "Disease" is the second studio album by the industrial/horror techno band G.G.F.H.. This album saw the band take a more techno approach, pushing aside the sludgier sound of their earlier material. The album features three of the tracks recorded for the Reality EP, albeit in a more techno-inspired form.
    • artist: G.G.F.H.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  2. "Disease" is a musical album of Regenerator.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  3. "Disease" is a musical EP of Matchbox Twenty.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Disease" is a composition.
  5. "Disease" is a musical single of Marina Sirtis & Marina Siertis.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  6. "Disease" a.k.a. "Desease" is a musical EP of Bardoseneticcube.
    • released in (16 years ago)

Phrases with Disease

  1. eye disease
  2. Meb Disease
  3. tin disease
  4. leaf disease
  5. loco disease
  6. lyme disease
  7. pink disease
  8. ring disease
  9. skin disease
  10. wilt disease
  11. black disease
  12. blood disease
  13. brain disease
  14. Fifth disease
  15. gland disease
  16. heart disease
  17. kakke disease
  18. liver disease
  19. plant disease
  20. sachs disease

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Disease

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Google previewOral health : dental disease is a chronic problem among lowincome populations : report to congressional requesters

Dental disease is a chronic problem among many low-income and vulnerable populations. Our analysis of the most recent national health surveys (1994-97) showed that relative to more affluent segments of the population, low-income ...

Google previewMy Physician Guide to Heart Health (2011)

by Courtney Cumbart

Heart disease is a serious threat to human health because the cardiovascular system is of critical importance in the...

Google previewHead and Neck Imaging: Case Review Series E-Book (2014)

by David M. Yousem

Kikuchi disease is an inflammatory adenitis that is common in Japan. Affected patients have fever, enlarged necrotic nodes, rash, and headaches. 4. A. Kimura disease is a chronic inflammatory process with associated diffuse hypervascular ...

Google previewPreventing and Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies (2015)

by James M. Rippe

Although heart disease is an equal-opportunity killer, many people, men and women alike, continue to think that heart...

Google previewde Swiet's Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice (2010)

by Raymond Powrie, Michael Greene, William Camann

Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disease of the small intestine with associated systemic manifestations and complications.

Google previewDifferential Diagnosis of Common Complaints (2011)

by Robert H. Seller, Andrew B. Symons

Benign breast disease is a continuum of entities, from fibroadenoma and cysts with atypia to cystic changes with marked atypia. The most common breast lesions are fibrocystic breasts, fibroadenomas, breast cancer, mastitis (especially in ...

Google previewIntroduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders (2013)

by Hunter Manasco

Alzheimer's disease is a cortical dementia that is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and fatal disease with no known treatments to stop or slow its progression.

Google previewFocus on Neuroimaging (2009)

by Patricio S. Espinosa, Charles D. Smith

Canavan disease is an autosomic recessive disorder that is characterized by megalencephaly, seizures, spasticity, ...

Google previewLipoproteins in Diabetes Mellitus (2014)

by Alicia J. Jenkins, Peter P. Toth, Timothy J. Lyons

Cardiovascular disease is the largest single cause of premature mortality in developed nations and it is increasing as such in developing and emerging...

Cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death of adults with diabetes [ 1].

Google previewBrody's Human Pharmacology (2009)

by Lynn Wecker, Stephanie Watts, Carl Faingold, George Dunaway, Lynn Crespo

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by a loss of dopamine (DA) neurons in the...

Google previewChous Electrocardiography in Clinical Practice , Adult and Pediatric (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often...

Coronary heart disease refers to the failure of the coronary circulation to supply adequate circulation to cardiac muscle and surrounding tissue. Coronary heart ...

Google previewNatural Solutions to Menopause (2011)

How to stay healthy before, during and beyond the menopause by Marilyn Glenville

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer, so you want to put the emphasis onkeeping your heart healthy; and one in two women will get osteoporosis, soyou need to keep your bones in good shape (see chapter 15). In this chapterI will cover ...

Google previewResearch and the Ageing Population (2008)

by CIBA Foundation Symposium

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death and disability in the elderly. Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease is the most prevalent problem, followed by hypertensive cardiovascular disease ...

Google previewLysosomal Storage Diseases (2010)

Early Diagnosis and New Treatments by Rossella Parini, Generoso Andria

Gaucher disease is a clinically heterogeneous disorder and it is traditionally classified as type 1 (non-neuronopathic...

Google previewBiochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition - E-Book (2013)

by Martha H. Stipanuk, Marie A. Caudill

The bad: Celiac disease is an autoimmune response triggered by consumption of wheat protein. Wheat is a major...

Google previewRubin's Pathology (2011)

Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine by Raphael Rubin, David S. Strayer, Emanuel Rubin

Lyme disease is a chronic systemic infection that begins with a characteristic skin lesion and later manifests as cardiac,

Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States, where it is the most common tick-borne illness, causing an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immunobiology (2016)

Celiac disease is a multifactorial disease influenced by environmental and genetic factors. The most important environment factor is dietary gluten proteins, whereas HLA genes constitute the most important genetic factor. In individuals who ...

Google previewAcute Coronary Syndromes (2008)

by Graham Jackson

Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease (2010)

by Carol Turkington, Deborah R. Mitchell


Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley

which have been implicated as causative factors in the development of many health conditions including heart disease and cancer. Researchers have found ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

▷Tay-Sachs Disease. Gangliosidosis,. Pseudo. AB. Variant. ▷Tay-Sachs Disease. Galactokinase. Deficiency. DAVID J. TIMSON1, RICHARD J. REECE2, JAMES B. THODEN3, HAZEL M. HOLDEN3 1School of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Causes of Diarrhea CAUSE MOST COMMON EXAMPLES Functional disorders Intestinal viral infections Intestinal bacterial infections Intestinal bacterial toxins Parasitic infections Inflammatory bowel disease Antibiotic therapy Inadequate bile ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diet Fads: Understanding Science and Society, 2nd Edition (2014)

Understanding Science and Society by Marjolijn Bijlefeld, Sharon K. Zoumbaris

Celiac disease is an immune response to eating gluten that causes inflammation and eventual damage to the lining of the small intestine. This damage then prevents absorption of needed nutrients and can also cause diarrhea, bloating, and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Disease. Periodontal disease is an inclusive term used to describe an inflammatory condition of the gums (gingivitis) and/or support structures ( periodontitis). The periodontal disease process typically progresses from gingivitis to periodontitis.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

See also: Basal Ganglia; Brain Aging: Structural Imaging Biomarkers of Risk of Alzheimer's Disease; Depression; Hallucinations in Neuropsychiatry and Drug Abuse: From Phenomenology to Pathophysiology; Neural Representations of ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Agricultural Science and Technology: Soils and composts (2008)

by Srinivasa Naidu

Plant disease is a huge and complex subject. There are huge numbers of fungi, bacteria, and virus organisms in the soil. The vast majority of these microorganisms are beneficial and essential for the health of the garden. A very small minority ...

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Small photo of Viral Diseases. Hand infected. Hand foot and mouth disease HFMD. Allergic. Doctor and patient. Red rashes on the palm of the hand. Enterovirus . Coxsackie virus.Small photo of Stomach ache symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, Chronic Diarrhea, Colon, stomach pain,Crohn’s Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), gallstone,gastric pain.Small photo of disease on rosesSmall photo of Parkinson's disease symptoms. Close up of tremor (shaking) hands of Middle-aged women patient with Parkinson's disease. Mental health and neurological disorders.Small photo of Leaves are a disease, the leaves are brown before the spread of dead trees. (Alternaria diseases)Small photo of alzheimer's disease on MRISmall photo of Stomach ache symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, Chronic Diarrhea, Colon, stomach pain,Crohn’s Disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), gallstone,gastric pain, Appendicitis. More...

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Quotes about Disease

Life is a disease; and the only diference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. (George Bernard Shaw)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1E1A1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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