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mad cow disease a fatal disease that affects the nervous system of cattle; bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
occupational disease a disease or disorder caused by the working conditions or requirements of one's occupation.
Paget's disease a disease that deforms or weakens bones. [2 definitions]
Parkinson's disease a degenerative disease of the nervous system characterized by muscular rigidity and tremors, esp. in the hands and face.
Raynaud's disease a vascular disease causing numbness and discoloration of the tips of the hands and feet, often caused by exposure to cold or by stress.
rheumatic disease any of various diseases, such as rheumatic fever or rheumatoid arthritis, that are characterized by inflammation of muscle, connective tissue, or joints.
social disease a disease transmitted by social contact, esp. sexual contact. [2 definitions]
tsutsugamushi disease see scrub typhus.
tunnel disease see aeroembolism. [2 definitions]