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    Definition:
    Disease - (n.) Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
    Disease - (n.) An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc.
    Disease - (v. t.) To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
    Disease - (v. t.) To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.
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    Addison's disease - () A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively. It is usually fatal.
    Basedow's disease - () A disease characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland, prominence of the eyeballs, and inordinate action of the heart; -- called also exophthalmic goiter.
    Bright's disease - () An affection of the kidneys, usually inflammatory in character, and distinguished by the occurrence of albumin and renal casts in the urine. Several varieties of Bright's disease are now recognized, differing in the part of the kidney involved, and in the intensity and course of the morbid process.
    Diseased - (imp. & p. p.) of Disease
    Diseased - (a.) Afflicted with disease.
    Diseasedness - (n.) The state of being diseased; a morbid state; sickness.
    Diseaseful - (a.) Causing uneasiness.
    Diseaseful - (a.) Abounding with disease; producing diseases; as, a diseaseful climate.
    Diseasefulness - (n.) The quality of being diseaseful; trouble; trial.
    Diseasement - (n.) Uneasiness; inconvenience.
    Graves' disease - () Same as Basedow's disease.
    Hodgkin's disease - () A morbid condition characterized by progressive anaemia and enlargement of the lymphatic glands; -- first described by Dr. Hodgkin, an English physician.
    Meniere's disease - () A disease characterized by deafness and vertigo, resulting in incoordination of movement. It is supposed to depend upon a morbid condition of the semicircular canals of the internal ear. Named after Meniere, a French physician.
    Pott's disease - () Caries of the vertebrae, frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; -- so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon.
    Thomsen's disease - () An affection apparently congenital, consisting in tonic contraction and stiffness of the voluntary muscles occurring after a period of muscular inaction.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Disease - n. 1 unhealthy condition of the body or mind, plants, society, etc. 2 particular kind of disease. diseased adj. [french: related to *dis-, *ease]
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    Alzheimer's disease - n. Brain disorder causing senility. [alzheimer, name of a neurologist]
    Bright's disease - n. Kidney disease. [bright, name of a physician]
    Brittle-bone disease - n. = *osteoporosis.
    Coeliac disease - n. Disease of the small intestine, brought on by contact with dietary gluten. [latin coeliacus from greek koilia belly]
    Crohn's disease - n. Chronic inflammatory disease of the alimentary tract. [e. Crohn, name of a us pathologist]
    Deficiency disease - n. Disease caused by the lack of an essential element of diet.
    Dutch elm disease - n. Fungus disease of elms.
    Foot-and-mouth disease - n. Contagious viral disease of cattle etc.
    Hansen's disease - n. Leprosy. [hansen, name of a physician]
    Hodgkin's disease - n. Malignant disease of lymphatic tissues, usu. Characterized by enlargement of the lymph nodes. [hodgkin, name of a physician]
    Legionnaires' disease - n. Form of bacterial pneumonia.
    Mad cow disease - n. Colloq. = *bse.
    Parkinson's disease - n. (also parkinsonism) progressive disease of the nervous system with tremor, muscular rigidity, and emaciation. [parkinson, name of a surgeon]
    Venereal disease - n. Disease contracted by sexual intercourse with an infected person or congenitally.

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