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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
- an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
- examples: Life is a fatal sexually transmitted disease. | Tension is a major cause of heart disease. | Disease and famine go together. | A curious disease struck the town. | We should check the spread of the disease. | Eating too much fat is supposed to cause heart disease. | The office for disease control reported a 10 percent spread. | Too much alcohol may result in gastric disease. | In medical research, one of the first problems is to isolate the cause of the disease. | The doctor can cure your son of the disease.
- lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
- more generic words: illness / malady / sickness / unwellness = impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
- more specific terms:
- disease of the neuromuscular junction = a disease characterized by impairment of neuromuscular junctions
- aspergillosis = disease especially in agricultural workers caused by inhalation of Aspergillus spores causing lumps in skin and ears and respiratory organs
- anthrax = a disease of humans that is not communicable
- blackwater = any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells
- cat scratch disease = a disease thought to be transmitted to humans by a scratch from a cat
- complication = any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease
- crud = an ill-defined bodily ailment
- endemic disease / endemic = a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
- enteropathy = a disease of the intestinal tract
- incompetence = inability of a part or organ to function properly
- mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome / Kawasaki disease = an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever
- pycnosis / pyknosis = a degenerative state of the cell nucleus
- boutonneuse fever / Indian tick fever / Marseilles fever / Kenya fever = a disease (common in India and around the Mediterranean area) caused by a rickettsia that is transmitted to humans by a reddish brown tick (ixodid) that lives on dogs and other mammals
- Meniere's disease = a disease of the inner ear characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss
- milk sickness = caused by consuming milk from cattle suffering from trembles
- mimesis = any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease
- occupational disease / industrial disease = disease or disability resulting from conditions of employment
- onychosis = any disease or disorder of the nails
- rheumatism = any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues
- periarteritis nodosa / polyarteritis nodosa = a progressive disease of connective tissue that is characterized by nodules along arteries
- periodontal disease / periodontitis = a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
- liver disease = a disease affecting the liver
- communicable disease = a disease that can be communicated from one person to another
- roseola infantilis / exanthema subitum / roseola infantum / pseudorubella = a viral disease of infants and young children; characterized by abrupt high fever and mild sore throat
- respiratory disorder / respiratory disease / respiratory illness = a disease affecting the respiratory system
- hereditary condition / genetic abnormality / congenital disease / hereditary disease / inherited disorder / inherited disease / genetic disorder / genetic disease / genetic defect = a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
- inflammatory disease = a disease characterized by inflammation
- autoimmune disorder / autoimmune disease = any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
- deficiency disease = any disease caused by a lack of an essential nutrient
- fibrocystic disease of the breast / fibrocystic breast disease / cystic breast disease / cystic mastitis = the presence of one or more cysts in a breast
- thyromegaly / goiter / goitre / struma = abnormally enlarged thyroid gland
- pappataci fever / sandfly fever / phlebotomus = a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii
- disease of the skin / skin disorder / skin disease = a disease affecting the skin
- malignance / malignancy = a malignant state
- eye disease = any disease of the eye
- animal disease = a disease that typically does not affect human beings
- plant disease = a disease that affects plants
- ozaena / ozena = a chronic disease of the nose characterized by a foul-smelling nasal discharge and atrophy of nasal structures
- filariasis = a disease caused by nematodes in the blood or tissues of the body causing blockage of lymphatic vessels
Alternative definition of the noun DISEASE
- [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.
- synonym: illness
- [by extension] Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.
- synonym: malady
Definition of the verb DISEASE
What does DISEASE mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: diseased | diseasing | diseases
- [obsolete] To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.
- To infect with a disease.
- "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)
- "Disease" is a musical album of Regenerator.
- released in (9 years ago)
- "Disease" is a musical EP of Matchbox Twenty.
- released in (13 years ago)
- "Disease" is a composition.
- "Disease" is a musical single of Marina Sirtis & Marina Siertis.
- released in (9 years ago)
- "Disease" a.k.a. "Desease" is a musical EP of Bardoseneticcube.
- released in (16 years ago)
Phrases with Disease
- eye disease
- Meb Disease
- tin disease
- leaf disease
- loco disease
- lyme disease
- pink disease
- ring disease
- skin disease
- Wilt disease
- black disease
- blood disease
- brain disease
- Fifth disease
- gland disease
- heart disease
- kakke disease
- liver disease
- Plant disease
- sachs disease
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Printed books with definitions for Disease
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by Courtney Cumbart
Heart disease is a serious threat to human health because the cardiovascular system is of critical importance in the...
How to Detect Disease in Your Energy Field Before It Manifests in Your Body by Christina L. Ross, PhD, BCPP
Chronic disease is an opportunity to improve our quality of life. Incurable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and...
by Kevin J. Martinez
Heart disease is a major health problem within some cultures. One theory for heart disease is the radical changes within our lifestyles. People are often less active and eat diets high in fats. Takeaway food is abundant today and often people ...
by James M. Rippe
Although heart disease is an equal-opportunity killer, many people, men and women alike, continue to think that heart...
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 ...
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.
Focus on Neuroimaging (2009)
by Patricio S. Espinosa, Charles D. Smith
Canavan disease is an autosomic recessive disorder that is characterized by megalencephaly, seizures, spasticity, ...
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].
. . . At Any Age by Donald Vickery, Larry Matson, Carol Vickery
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability, responsible for seven out of...
Rubin'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 ...
The Chiropractor (1994)
by D. D. Palmer
Disease is a disturbed condition, functions performed abnormally, in too great a degree or not enough; it is not something foreign to the body which by some means...
Disease is the result of releasing too much or not enough stored energy .
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 ...
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 ...
Technique, Diagnosis, and Clinical Applications by Antonello Trecca
Introduction Celiac disease is a permanent autoimmune enteropathy that is triggered, in genetically determined...
Celiac disease is the most common food intolerance worldwide and its reported incidence is increasing annually. Although ...
Lysosomal 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...
by Martha H. Stipanuk, Marie A. Caudill
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is caused by a reaction to gliadin from wheat and to...
Heart Disease, Stroke, Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer : and how to Prevent Them by Fred Ottoboni, M. Alice Ottoboni
Disease is a social development no less than the medicine that combats it.
Alzheimer's Disease (2008)
by Evelyn B. Kelly
Alzheimer's Disease is an adventure into the exciting world of the search for a cure.
by Roberto Lang, Steven A Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy K Khandheria, Victor Mor-Avi
Fabry disease is an X-linked autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme,
Danon disease is a rare X-linked disorder caused by lysosomeassociated membrane protein 2 deficiency.2 It affects men at an ...
by Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance
Acute disease is the sudden appearance of signs and symptoms that last only a short time. Chronic disease develops more slowly and the signs and symptoms last for a long time, perhaps for a lifetime. Chronic diseases may have a pattern of ...
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- Checking salmon for disease
DFG pathologist checks spawning salmon and egg batches for any sign of disease at each hatchery. California Department of Fish and Game photo by Harry Morse.
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- Whipple's Disease, PAS
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- Hodgkin Disease, Reed-Sternberg Cell
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- Health Poster 'Danger don't spread disease'
The above poster is from Archives New Zealand's health poster collection, transferred by the Department of Health. The poster was produced in the 1950's.
Archives New Zealand Reference: AAFB 24223 W2555/A3
Photo credit: Archives New Zealand
- Disease Detection
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- Disease Statistic
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- Bright's disease Meaning
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- Graves' disease Meaning
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- Pott's disease Meaning
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- Johne's disease Meaning
Video shows what Johne's disease means. A chronic, contagious and often fatal disease of cattle, sheep and goats, caused by the intestinal bacterium ...
- The Meaning of Islands, the Genesis of Disease & the Wonders of Botany (1997)
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- Hansen's disease Meaning
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- Lumpy Louise - An explanation of Dercum's Disease
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- Meniere's Disease: A definition from a patients perspective
Meniere's Disease: A definition from a patients perspective.
- Wilson's disease Meaning
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- The Meaning of Mitochondrial Disease
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- Olliers Disease. A brief explanation by Mr Robert Hill
Olliers Disease. Brief explanation of this rare bone disease by Mr Robert Hill, senior orthopaedic consultant/surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital for ...
- The Metaphysical Meaning of Disease (Introduction)
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- Aimee Pierce - Alzheimer's Disease and Language
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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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