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Addison's disease a disease caused by disturbance or failure of the adrenal glands, resulting in anemia, low blood pressure, weakness, and an abnormal brownish tinge to the skin.
Alzheimer's disease a severe, progressive disease that causes the brain cells to degenerate, often leading to dementia.
Bright's disease chronic inflammation of the blood vessels in the kidneys.
Brill's disease a form of typhus considered to be a recurrence of a much earlier infection.
caisson disease see aeroembolism.
celiac disease a disease caused by an inability to properly digest gluten, characterized by malnutrition and diarrhea.
Cushing's disease a disease caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland and characterized by obesity, hypertension, muscular weakness, and diabetes.
deficiency disease a disease caused by lack of a specific nutrient in the diet, or by the body's inability to absorb or metabolize it.
disease resistance in an organism or group of organisms, a quality of low susceptibility to disease.
disease-resistent of or pertaining to disease resistance.
disease-ridden full of or capable of bringing about disease.
Dutch elm disease a serious disease of elms that causes yellow, wilted leaves, streaked wood, and ultimately the death of the tree.
foot-and-mouth disease a severe, very contagious disease of animals such as sheep and cattle, characterized by fever and blisters in the mouth and around the feet or hooves, the teats, and the udder; hoof-and-mouth disease.
Graves' disease a disorder characterized by excessive thyroid secretion that causes enlargement of the thyroid and higher basal metabolism and pulse rate.
Hansen's disease leprosy.
Hodgkin's disease a progressive, sometimes fatal disease in which the lymph tissues, spleen, and kidneys become enlarged or inflamed.
hoof-and-mouth disease see foot-and-mouth disease.
itai-itai disease a painful degenerative bone disease contracted by ingesting water or food that has been polluted by industrial cadmium waste.
loco disease a nervous disease of livestock, caused by locoweed poisoning and involving dullness, clumsiness, and partial paralysis.
Lou Gehrig's disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.