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a childhood illness/disease
▪ measles and other common childhood illnesses
a devastating disease/illness
▪ Cheaper medicines are needed to fight Aids and other devastating diseases.
a disease spreads/is spread (=among a group of people)
▪ The disease is spread by mosquitoes.
a skin condition/complaint/disease
▪ She suffers from a nasty skin condition.
Alzheimer's disease
auto-immune disease
bone disease
▪ He suffered from a rare bone disease.
cause (a) disease
▪ Scientists are trying to find out what causes the disease.
coeliac disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
deadly disease/virus
dental disease/problems/decay etc
Dutch elm disease
foot and mouth disease
heart disease
▪ Smoking increases the risk of heart disease.
heart disease
incurable disease/illness/condition
▪ She has a rare, incurable disease.
legionnaire's disease
Lyme disease
mad cow disease
motor neurone disease
Parkinson's disease
sexually transmitted disease
tropical diseases/medicine (=diseases that are common in hot countries or the study of these diseases)
venereal disease
waterborne disease/illness etc
▪ waterborne diseases such as cholera
▪ Four patients with clinically active Crohn's disease of the terminal ileum were also studied.
▪ Twelve patients with clinically active disease had normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate values; all of these had raised scan score.
▪ In another trial this type of diet was as effective as an elemental diet in inducing remission in active Crohn's disease.
▪ All patients had endoscopically active disease of various degrees.
▪ Laboratory tests are frequently normal in patients with unequivocally active disease and viceversa.
▪ One patient with active disease underwent colectomy 2 months later and developed renal insufficiency because of amyloid deposits 6 months later.
▪ Comparing free and acyl carnitine concentrations between the groups, the patients with active coeliac disease had the lowest concentration.
▪ The patients with active disease and the patients with disease in remission were younger than the controls.
▪ Firstly, programming of cardiovascular disease may continue during infancy.
▪ The camera tracks the movement of these materials, thus assisting in diagnosis of cancers or various types of cardiovascular disease.
▪ There were no trends in standardised mortality ratios from cardiovascular disease or other causes with the number of previous pregnancies.
▪ The antioxidants, these studies suggest, help provide protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
▪ Further, butter consumption has declined because of the implication of its saturated fatty acids in cardiovascular disease.
▪ The overall death rate from cardiovascular disease was close to the national average, the standardised mortality ratio being 94.
▪ Adults can fall victim to blood pressure increases, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and death.
▪ Introduction Familial occurrence of chronic inflammatory bowel disease has been reported in several studies during the past decades.
▪ The chronic disease, whose cause is unknown, struck during Valerie's senior year in high school in McClusky, N.D.
▪ The rich eat too much meat and suffer from chronic constipation, diseases of the bowel, gout, and bladder stones.
▪ Sacristán and colleagues refer to chronic obstructive airways disease in the context of irreversible airways obstruction, which we did not discuss.
▪ Diet, nutrition and chronic disease: lessons from contrasting worlds.
▪ These were people suffering from chronic diseases.
▪ Indeed, there were fewer patients than expected taking NSAIDs, perhaps since intake had been reduced because of chronic duodenal ulcer disease.
▪ They may be appropriate, however, in patients where the history or examination points to systemic disease such as chronic liver disease.
▪ It has been associated with coeliac disease, small bowel lymphoma, and Menetrier's disease.
▪ Similar studies of intestinal antibodies might facilitate the detection of latent coeliac disease in other situations.
▪ This is not to say that lower gliadin doses are not potentially harmful to coeliac disease subjects.
▪ Persistent infection with adenovirus 12 has not been detected in the small bowel of patients with coeliac disease.
▪ Comparing free and acyl carnitine concentrations between the groups, the patients with active coeliac disease had the lowest concentration.
▪ Therefore, this study investigated carnitine concentrations in serum of patients with coeliac disease.
▪ Group 2 comprised biopsies from patients previously diagnosed as having coeliac disease.
▪ An increased permeability of the mucosa in patients with coeliac disease has previously been shown by Bjarnason etal.
▪ Like the contagious diseases defeat, Simon's resignation was received as a serious blow by the medical profession.
▪ For many patients, acute care came in county or city general hospitals where patients with contagious diseases were sent.
▪ Should she concoct some story about him having a violently contagious disease?
▪ Each hospital that took patients with contagious diseases established quarantine periods.
▪ The purpose of the statute was to lessen the risk of cattle catching a contagious disease while in transit.
▪ He immediately ordered a spinal tap that confirmed polio, and she was moved to the floor for contagious diseases.
▪ In the 1860s medical interventions into the contagious diseases debate polarized earlier representations of female sexuality.
▪ He tore at his blindfold as if it were a contagious body whose disease he might catch.
▪ South Tees workplace health spokeswoman Anne Newnam said the charter aimed to reduce the death rates from coronary heart disease.
▪ That includes 459,841 from coronary heart disease and 158,448 from stroke.
▪ That diet is associated with the group's continuing lower coronary heart disease rates, despite higher blood pressure.
▪ He proved that it is indeed possible to reverse coronary heart disease in unhealthy middle-aged people.
▪ Discussion Overall we found that periodontal disease was associated with a small increased risk of coronary heart disease.
▪ Gingivitis did not increase the risk of coronary heart disease, whereas periodontitis or having no teeth increased it by about 25%.
▪ Such survivors, after all, form by far the greatest proportion of patients with coronary disease.
▪ It is often claimed that high blood cholesterol levels promote atherosclerosis and consequent coronary heart disease.
▪ The vaccine brings hope to 1,300 young children struck down by the Hib form of deadly disease every year.
▪ A prostate cancer patient, Milken continues to search for cures for the deadly disease, Reese said.
▪ In a small enterprise or department, management by inertia is a deadly disease.
▪ And he was the one who helped her make decisions about how to respond to the deadly disease.
▪ Recognizing that the epidemic was due to this deadly disease, he kept careful notes of every case.
▪ Nations around the world are changing animal husbandry practices to block the potential spread of deadly animal disease to the dinner table.
▪ This is not a deadly disease, but does spoil established waterlilies.
▪ The new discipline thus has the capacity to lead the way to breakthroughs in the treatment of any number of degenerative diseases.
▪ Her problem was arthritis and degenerative diseases of the heart.
▪ Suddenly everything seems to cause cancer or degenerative heart disease or premature loss of memory.
▪ All these are degenerative diseases of the central nervous system.
▪ The abnormal proteins produced by these degenerative diseases are relatively indigestible, so they build up in the lysosome.
▪ They are known, collectively, as degenerative diseases.
▪ These degenerative diseases - spongiform encephalopathies - have been linked to the production of abnormal proteins in the brain.
▪ She will host the surprise get-together tomorrow as a thank you to the victims of a fatal muscle wasting disease.
▪ At that time, this was a fatal disease.
▪ Botulism is another fatal disease which has come to the fore in recent years.
▪ These include the more firmly established association between the drugs and a potentially fatal lung disease, primary pulmonary hypertension.
▪ This chapter has dealt with the mechanism of a debilitating and often fatal symptom of disease, namely diarrhoea.
▪ For, unfortunately, even when science eliminates all fatal diseases, 100 percent of us still are going to die.
▪ In Britain 70 people have died and nine others are infected by the invariably fatal disease.
▪ And there will be fatal accidents and disease.
▪ Just inhaling the thick stench down here can fill a person with incurable disease.
▪ Paycheck dependency is sometimes an incurable disease.
▪ On the other hand, aphids can infect raspberries with incurable virus diseases, and blackcurrant reversion is spread by big-bud mites.
▪ How would you feel, say, if you had an incurable disease, or a terminal illness?
▪ In an extreme example, imagine you have been told you have an incurable disease.
▪ And, tragically, A-T is - as yet - an incurable disease.
▪ We were informed she has a rare, incurable disease.
▪ Old age is an incurable disease, see. people think they ought to do something for you.
▪ Before either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease was diagnosed infectious and neoplastic diseases had to be ruled out.
▪ These figures and other measures, however, most likely underestimate the impact of infectious diseases.
▪ Apart from smallpox it was the first major infectious disease to decline.
▪ This outbreak illustrates how factors such as weather and demographic changes can affect the emergence of public health problems from infectious diseases.
▪ Focuses on the links between overcrowding and the incidence of respiratory and infectious disease.
▪ Establish a public health laboratory fellowship in infectious diseases.
▪ The biggest risk to humans however lies in the rats' ability to carry infectious diseases.
▪ Elsewhere in the world, according to World Health Organization statistics, both new and re-emerging infectious diseases are raging.
▪ The mode of action of 5ASA and 4ASA in inflammatory bowel disease is unknown.
▪ These results confirm increased macrophage activation in inflammatory bowel disease and suggest functional heterogeneity within the intestinal macrophage population.
▪ Introduction Familial occurrence of chronic inflammatory bowel disease has been reported in several studies during the past decades.
▪ A disturbance in immunoregulatory control has long been suspected to play a major role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ Nevertheless the absence of recurrence during long term follow up will be required to exclude underlying idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ The aim is to develop drugs for several inflammatory diseases, particularly respiratory.
▪ Several different types of autoantibodies have been described in inflammatory bowel disease and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
▪ While corticosteroids have an adverse effect on bone mass, this may be partly counterbalanced by improvement in the inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ The risks of catching vaccine-related meningitis were minimal compared to the benefits of immunisation against the other diseases.
▪ It is directly responsible for 35,000 deaths from lung cancer and twice this number from other diseases every year.
▪ In the other half the disease either remained the same, improved, or disappeared.
▪ Dysentery and other diseases tend to spread easily in schools and poor facilities clearly make matters worse.
▪ Is a cancer a degenerative change which arises from some other disease? 4.
▪ Is cancer associated with other diseases? 7.
▪ As the first medical officer of health for Lambeth he gained direct experience of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
▪ Because a squint may be due to serious disease, its sudden appearance should always be taken seriously.
▪ This caused a sensation in Western countries where the threat of serious infectious disease had come to be considered remote.
▪ These data reinforce the evidence that serious endometrial disease is rare in women under 40.
▪ Symptomatic coccidioidomycosis has a wide clinical spectrum, ranging from mild influenza-like illness to serious pulmonary disease to widespread dissemination.
▪ Furthermore many serious injury and disease states are not accompanied by inevitable pain.
▪ The precise cause of this serious disease is still unknown.
▪ The diagnosis was explained and she was reassured that there was no serious disease.
▪ New-onset headaches in the older patient suggest either depression or such serious diseases as mass lesions or temporal arteritis.
▪ Design - Analytic study of surveillance data on sexually transmitted diseases.
▪ To what extent is vaginal candidiasis a sexually transmitted disease?
▪ Most sexually transmitted diseases are curable.
▪ The message about acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases is a simple one.
▪ Cystitis can also be triggered by the bacteria which cause sexually transmitted diseases such as Herpes or Trichomonas.
▪ Can protect both partners against some sexually transmitted diseases and may protect the woman against cancer of the cervix.
▪ Sexually transmitted diseases can prevent women from conceiving children.
▪ Increasingly high standards favour the larger wealthy companies that have little interest in tropical diseases.
▪ Or what if he gets a toothache or needs an appendectomy or is bringing some incurable tropical disease over here with him?
▪ But when there is no pressing military or colonial imperative, the developed world loses interest in tropical diseases.
▪ I had suggested some new tropical disease was a far more likely explanation.
▪ My father was engaged in research in tropical diseases, and he used to take me around his laboratory in Mill Hill.
▪ For others remaining or settling around the reservoir or flooded areas, tropical diseases often become prevalent.
▪ Maybe he was ill - delirious with some sort of tropical disease?
▪ He also used to take me into the insect house, where he kept mosquitoes infected with tropical diseases.
▪ Rumour has it that he contracted a venereal disease at some point and sought medical treatment.
▪ In 1942 and 1943 the rate of venereal disease in San Francisco rose by more than 75 percent.
▪ Moreover, prostitution and venereal disease, supposedly eliminated under Mao, are once again flourishing.
▪ It is not that thriving old specialty of single men and their intimates: venereal disease.
▪ Officially reported cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and other venereal diseases now number more than 375,000, which surely understates things.
▪ Unlike venereal disease, leprosy came to Western attention relatively late.
▪ These sections do not cover wilfully self-inflicted illness or venereal disease.
▪ The rules also require women be tested for venereal diseases that might complicate abortions.
▪ There was no significant difference in the distribution of adherent strains between the colitis patient groups or with disease activity.
▪ The hydrophobicity of isolates did not differ significantly between colitic and control groups nor were there significant differences correlated with disease activity.
▪ The scan score correlates well with widely used clinical and laboratory markers of disease activity.
▪ The patient's disease activity ranged from mild to severe at the time of serum collection.
▪ Patients in whom there was a subsequent increase in disease activity were allocated to the alternative treatment group.
▪ In patients with active disease, the visual score tended to under estimate disease activity.
▪ There continues to be no generally accepted indicator of disease activity in Crohn's disease.
▪ The possible therapeutic effect of a specific receptor antagonist in inflammatory bowel disease remains to be evaluated.
▪ A disturbance in immunoregulatory control has long been suspected to play a major role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ Nevertheless the absence of recurrence during long term follow up will be required to exclude underlying idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ Six Crohn's disease cultures and a single non-inflammatory bowel disease control were positive for M paratuberculosis.
▪ Another possibility is that the genetic regulation of the isotype response is different in the two populations of inflammatory bowel disease patients.
▪ Pronounced changes have been found in gut neuropeptides in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ New corticosteroid compounds with high topical and little systemic activity seem to offer great benefit to inflammatory bowel disease patients.
▪ Little information is currently available on the role of interleukin 1 and tumour necrosis factor in inflammatory bowel disease.
▪ Still partially paralysed by the brain disease Guillain-Barre syndrome, he can only speak with the aid of an artificial voice box.
▪ Some children will develop brain disease which will produce changes in mental behavior.
▪ If the functional psychoses are not ordinary brain diseases, then what are they?
▪ I thought it was a biologically based brain disease.
▪ Look, you know they can give you brain diseases, don't you.
▪ Patients who have organic brain disease are more likely to have an abnormality than those who do not.
▪ Perhaps gene therapy could prevent the mutation of the prion gene that causes hereditary brain disease.
▪ Alcoholism and heart disease are also serious problems.
▪ Is as good as quitting smoking for reducing your risks for heart disease. 9.
▪ This can have the effect of accelerating the build-up of atheroma which in turn eventually leads to heart disease.
▪ If we cure cancer and heart disease, there could be 40 million.
▪ We're all going to get either cancer or heart disease.
▪ Several other recent studies have shown that moderate consumption of red wine, in particular, is helpful for preventing heart disease.
▪ But high blood pressure makes the heart work harder resulting in heart disease.
▪ It also is well-known that people with heart disease are more likely to be depressed than others.
▪ In alcoholic liver disease, transplant assessment was considered appropriate in the case of sustained abstinence following medical advice.
▪ Patients with liver disease may be susceptible to infection, particularly when this is secondary to alcohol abuse.
▪ Examples include patients with chronic infections, inflammation, malignancies, and liver disease.
▪ As controls, cryptogenic cases of chronic liver disease - that is without ANA-H or SMA-AA, were similarly studied.
▪ The diagnosis of chronic liver disease was made by accepted clinical, serological and histological criteria.
▪ Some people progress to liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer, and the virus can be fatal.
▪ The woman looked as if she was suffering from a terminal liver disease.
▪ I suspected that some one was shooting deer, which are feared to transmit foot and mouth disease.
▪ If they have foot and mouth disease, then they would need another month or two months.
▪ The number of cases of foot and mouth disease in Britain is soaring.
▪ It lies at the centre of a viral hot zone, surrounded by farms infected with foot and mouth disease.
▪ Murrain was usually fatal, while hoof and mouth disease permanently weakened animals without causing death.
▪ As if the countryside were not paranoid enough, along comes the spectre of foot and mouth disease.
▪ Another hero with foot and mouth disease, feet of clay and a mouth less than squeaky clean.
▪ Comment &038; Analysis / Foot in mouth disease? / Foot in mouth disease?
▪ Patients' records with a diagnosis of motor neurone disease at any position on the record were identified.
▪ In addition, help is required for motor neurone disease patients with swallowing disorders.
▪ Despite suffering from Motor Neurone disease, he's compiled valuable information to help conserve the forest and halt it's destruction.
▪ I have had motor neurone disease for practically all my adult life.
▪ It was a very great shock to me to discover that I had motor neurone disease.
▪ But he suffers from motor neurone disease and needs twenty-four hour care.
▪ The findings presented here can provide only indirect evidence about any possible adverse effect of cimetidine on motor neurone disease.
▪ Tumour necrosis factor mRNA was detected in four of nine controls compared with 11/15 inflammatory bowel disease patients.
▪ Five of the 26 Crohn's disease patients underwent a flexible sigmoidoscopy after four weeks of 1 mg/kg/day prednisolone therapy.
▪ With regard to the diagnosis in approximately 10% of inflammatory bowel disease patients with colonic involvement a definite distinction can not be made.
▪ In addition, help is required for motor neurone disease patients with swallowing disorders.
▪ Using electron microscopy, Rubin etal showed that the tight junctions appeared morphologically unchanged in untreated coeliac disease patients.
▪ New corticosteroid compounds with high topical and little systemic activity seem to offer great benefit to inflammatory bowel disease patients.
▪ The role of specific acetyltransferase activity in Crohn's disease patients has not been so far studied, and deserves investigation.
▪ Several reports have quoted numbers of affected and unaffected relatives of Crohn's disease patients, including twins.
▪ In contrast, there is still a considerable dearth of knowledge on the post-therapeutic course of gastric ulcer disease.
▪ The studies were designed to evaluate the H pylori eradication potency of the various regimens and the post-therapeutic course of ulcer disease.
▪ The relationship between these alterations, hypergastrinaemia and chronic ulcer disease has also been suggested.
▪ This study examined whether the phospholipid composition of the full thickness gastric mucosa is changed in peptic ulcer disease and gastritis.
▪ We conducted such a study in patients with active duodenal ulcer disease.
▪ The finding of enhanced fasting gastrin concentrations in H pylori positive subjects and in duodenal ulcer disease can not easily be explained.
▪ Epigastric pain is uncommon and concurrent peptic ulcer disease may lead to an incorrect diagnosis.
▪ H pylori was not examined because its importance in duodenal ulcer disease was not widely recognised when this study was being planned.
▪ It has been associated with coeliac disease, small bowel lymphoma, and Menetrier's disease.
▪ It is a fact that grief is especially associated with the disease.
▪ Studies of Whitehall civil servants in 1973 and 1980 suggested that vigorous exercise at weekends was associated with less heart disease.
▪ Activities i. Monitor the distribution of animal reservoirs and vectors associated with human disease.
▪ Obesity is associated with vascular disease, diabetes and other grave health problems.
▪ Elevated alkaline phosphatase is associated with liver disease and with both obstructive jaundice and intrahepatic jaundice.
▪ Isolation of non-O1 Vibrio cholerae associated with enteric disease of herbivores in Western Colorado.
▪ Mice can develop the full range of brain problems associated with the disease without any sign of the prions, they found.
▪ To be recalled for a second Pap smear is to catch the disease of fear.
▪ The Assiniboin came in to trade and hung around outside the walls and soon caught the disease.
▪ He had gone further and had suggested that he had actually caught the disease from her.
▪ He is believed to have caught the disease from a patient.
▪ We all get sick, but we do not live in fear of catching every known disease.
▪ You have got to spray as soon as you catch the disease in the crop.
▪ The purpose of the statute was to lessen the risk of cattle catching a contagious disease while in transit.
▪ She hoped she hadn't caught an unmentionable disease from her visit to the news-theatre.
▪ These raised levels may be triggered by the bacteria causing gum disease, which escape into the bloodstream when gums bleed.
▪ But the role of the fungus in causing human disease is less well understood.
▪ The authors believed that their serological results supported the view that infection with M paratuberculosis might cause Crohn's disease.
▪ An increasingly hot field in the industry was genomics, the search for genes that cause a disease or other condition.
▪ Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudoobstruction is usually caused by disease of the enteric nerves or smooth muscle.
▪ However, there were complications that required additional surgery, jaundice possibly caused by gall-bladder disease, and pneumonia.
▪ Britain is the world leader in deaths caused by heart disease.
▪ Perhaps gene therapy could prevent the mutation of the prion gene that causes hereditary brain disease.
▪ It is born to contract Alzheimer's disease.
▪ Twenty-nine thousand people contracted the disease 226 in 1955, including almost four thousand in the Massachusetts epidemic that summer and fall.
▪ The key message is that kids cook quick - which is not to say that they immediately contract the disease.
▪ Some youngsters who contracted the disease had fallen from their bikes, but this was nothing more than a tragic coincidence.
▪ Doctors were unable to determine how Venetti had contracted the disease.
▪ Hence the complete and utter mental breakdown of whoever contracts the disease.
▪ Humans contract the disease when bitten by mosquitoes that have been infected by primates.
▪ Now, fruit trees are sprayed to cure their diseases, and salmon farmers use drugs by the sack.
▪ The question is can you cure the disease before it kills you?
▪ You can cure many genetic diseases by changing the environment.
▪ If we cure cancer and heart disease, there could be 40 million.
▪ Understanding how animal venoms and toxins work may one day help to cure human diseases, and experimentation is under way.
▪ The surgeons and physicians had no medicine in their chests to cure the disease.
▪ They are testing a genetic spray which can cure the disease in mice.
▪ The Government warns that the offspring of affected women could also develop Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.
▪ If doctors could know for certain which individuals would develop the disease, they could treat potential diabetics before the process takes hold.
▪ Some children will develop brain disease which will produce changes in mental behavior.
▪ Even worse, they may develop some auto-immune disease.
▪ Most of the infected babies will eventually develop the disease and die.
▪ The poorer prognosis for linear growth among boys who develop Crohn's disease before puberty has not been previously reported.
▪ Worse, about 75 % of kids have three or more risk factors for developing heart disease later in life.
▪ We know that all of us will eventually die from disease, natural disaster, accidents or whatever.
▪ In addition to the political prisoners, possibly another million and a half people died from starvation, disease or overwork.
▪ His mam was dying of some rare disease which no doctor could cure and always, but always, proved fatal.
▪ But the number of women who die from the disease each year has remained essentially the same.
▪ I mean, children used to die of diseases which are stamped out now.
▪ Thousands more were dying of disease and starvation.
▪ We do not think about dying of disease our-selves.
▪ Ensure that the laboratory space, equipment, and supplies needed to address emerging infectious diseases are available.
▪ The public health infrastructure of this country is poorly prepared for the emerging disease problems of a rapidly changing world.
▪ At the same time, our ability to detect, contain, and prevent emerging infectious diseases is in jeopardy.
▪ These specimens may provide sentinel indicators of new pathogens and emerging diseases.
▪ Activities i. Develop, evaluate, and assist in the implementation of guidelines for preventing emerging infectious diseases.
▪ Other activities address the development and implementation of guidelines for preventing emerging infectious diseases and the provision of prevention information.
▪ B.. Develop more effective international surveillance networks for the anticipation, recognition, control, and prevention of emerging infectious diseases.
▪ Should one seek the causes, eliminate them and so prevent the disease?
▪ At the same time, our ability to detect, contain, and prevent emerging infectious diseases is in jeopardy.
▪ Not only can it help control your weight and prevent heart disease, it will make you look and feel better.
▪ And it will allow them to take positive steps to help prevent getting the disease or limit the impact of its complications.
▪ This includes activities undertaken by individuals to prevent disease or to detect it in an asymptomatic state.
▪ Activities i. Develop, evaluate, and assist in the implementation of guidelines for preventing emerging infectious diseases.
▪ The protein eats normal cells, leading to the drastic weight loss which weakens patients and prevents them fighting the disease.
▪ Q.. For several years my wife and I have been taking beta-carotene pills in an effort to prevent heart disease.
▪ The people nearby who drank beer did not get cholera: ergo, contaminated water spread the disease.
▪ Large and centralized food production embodies the potential to spread disease to tens of thousands of people in a matter of hours.
▪ The shortage of cooking energy not only causes problems with nutrition, but also spreads disease.
▪ Her husband, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, was detained in hospital and sedated pending geriatric assessment.
▪ Older women in the developed countries suffered unnecessarily from diseases that could have been ameliorated, cured, or even prevented.
▪ She had been suffering from the disease for a year.
▪ Men generally have a greater risk of suffering heart disease.
▪ I told him that in my opinion he was suffering from valvular disease and that there was probably considerable dilation.
▪ Besides suffering from Addison's disease, Moro was a bit of a hypochondriac and he used a lot of drugs.
▪ He reminded her of his father, who had suffered from a lung disease.
▪ There is not much point in weighing less but looking as if you are suffering from some wasting disease.
▪ Recently I treated her for a sexually transmitted disease with metronidazole, which is known to cause foetal abnormalities in rats.
▪ When she asked him if he had a sexually transmitted disease, he said no.
▪ Besides, early starters are more likely to have many partners, and so are at greater risk from sexually transmitted diseases.
▪ And the third is to treat other sexually transmitted diseases.
▪ However, semen can transmit certain diseases.
▪ Thousands of tonnes of nutrients and uncontrolled quantities of toxic chemicals used to treat fish disease are pumped into lochs each year.
▪ It appears to be useful in treating the auto-immune disease of lupus in humans.
▪ However, the clues to the cause can lead to better ways of treating the disease as soon as they are recognised.
▪ The spas treat everything from skin diseases to hypertension, cancer and intestinal problems.
▪ At the same time it was made illegal for anyone who was not fully medically qualified and registered to treat these diseases.
▪ Controversy exists on spread, diagnosis and how to treat the disease.
▪ All had two or more close relatives who had been treated for the disease.
▪ The remaining units make dialysis equipment and provide renal therapy to treat kidney disease and ease transplants.
wasting disease/illness
▪ A preacher, victim of a wasting illness, would refer in the pulpit to his forthcoming demise without shocking his congregation.
▪ Children have been born deformed and there are fears of genetic defects; many adults are suffering from wasting diseases.
▪ She will host the surprise get-together tomorrow as a thank you to the victims of a fatal muscle wasting disease.
▪ There is not much point in weighing less but looking as if you are suffering from some wasting disease.
▪ Anyone can catch the disease -- not just homosexual men or drug addicts.
▪ Childhood diseases such as measles and chickenpox are highly contagious.
▪ Malaria is still a common disease in West Africa and is often fatal.
▪ Nationalism can be a serious disease.
▪ She suffers from a rare disease of the nervous system.
▪ Smoking is a major cause of heart disease.
▪ The most common symptoms of the disease are a high temperature and spots all over the body.
▪ Thousands of people in this area are dying from hunger and disease.
▪ Travellers to India are advised to get vaccinated against infectious diseases such as typhoid before they go.
▪ Diverticular disease is a condition of the bowel caused by abnormal activity of the bowel wall when your diet contains insufficient fibre.
▪ Fat control is still very important for reducing risks for heart disease, some cancers and obesity.
▪ Freedom from internal bruising, disease, cracking and greening. 5.
▪ Many had been lost through disease or in the floods or to thieves.
▪ Six Crohn's disease cultures and a single non-inflammatory bowel disease control were positive for M paratuberculosis.
▪ The mental, emotional and other consequences are similar for all addictive disease.
▪ We are bitten by mites and ticks, some of which carry dangerous diseases, and by fleas.
▪ Whether the abandoned innards, which are consumed by coyotes and ravens, harbor the disease is hotly debated.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Disease \Dis*ease"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diseased; p. pr. & vb. n. Diseasing.]

  1. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.

    His double burden did him sore disease.

  2. To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.

    He was diseased in body and mind.


Disease \Dis*ease"\, n. [OE. disese, OF. desaise; des- (L. dis-) + aise ease. See Ease.]

  1. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.

    So all that night they passed in great disease.

    To shield thee from diseases of the world.

  2. 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.

    Diseases desperate grown, By desperate appliances are relieved.

    The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public counsels have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have every where perished.

    Disease germ. See under Germ.

    Syn: Distemper; ailing; ailment; malady; disorder; sickness; illness; complaint; indisposition; affection. -- Disease, Disorder, Distemper, Malady, Affection. Disease is the leading medical term. Disorder mean? much the same, with perhaps some slight reference to an irregularity of the system. Distemper is now used by physicians only of the diseases of animals. Malady is not a medical term, and is less used than formerly in literature. Affection has special reference to the part, organ, or function disturbed; as, his disease is an affection of the lungs. A disease is usually deep-seated and permanent, or at least prolonged; a disorder is often slight, partial, and temporary; malady has less of a technical sense than the other terms, and refers more especially to the suffering endured. In a figurative sense we speak of a disease mind, of disordered faculties, and of mental maladies.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "discomfort, inconvenience," from Old French desaise "lack, want; discomfort, distress; trouble, misfortune; disease, sickness," from des- "without, away" (see dis-) + aise "ease" (see ease). Sense of "sickness, illness" in English first recorded late 14c.; the word still sometimes was used in its literal sense early 17c.


n. (context pathology English) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired. vb. 1 (context obsolete English) To cause unease; to annoy, irritate. 2 To infect with a disease.


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


A disease is a particular abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function, that affects part or all of an organism. The study of disease is called pathology which includes the causal study of etiology. Disease is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors such as pathogens, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions particularly of the immune system such as an immunodeficiency, or a hypersensitivity including allergies and autoimmunity.

In humans, disease is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories. Diseases can affect people not only physically, but also emotionally, as contracting and living with a disease can alter the affected person's perspective on life.

Death due to disease is called death by natural causes. There are four main types of disease: infectious diseases, deficiency diseases, genetic diseases both ( hereditary and non-hereditary), and physiological diseases. Diseases can also be classified as communicable and non-communicable. The deadliest diseases in humans are coronary artery disease (blood flow obstruction), followed by cerebrovascular disease and lower respiratory infections.

Disease (song)

"Disease" was released on September 30, 2002 as the first single from Matchbox Twenty's third album, More Than You Think You Are. It was co-written by Matchbox Twenty lead singer Rob Thomas and The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. The song peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Disease" was one of two songs written and presented to Mick Jagger, by Rob Thomas in which Jagger actually gives back the song, saying "it would sound better coming from you".

Disease (album)

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, (Room 213, Dead Men Don’t Rape, Real), in a slightly different form.

Disease (disambiguation)

A disease is an abnormal condition that affects the body of an organism.

Disease may also refer to:

Usage examples of "disease".

The author is prepared, after careful consideration, to accept and professionally indorse, with few exceptions, the conclusions as to the probable character of the decimating diseases of the passengers and crew of the MAY-FLOWER, so ably and interestingly presented by Dr.

Excessive marital indulgence produces abnormal conditions of the generative organs and not unfrequently leads to incurable disease.

Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.

A vial of that which is first passed in the morning, should be sent with the history of the case, as chronic rheumatism effects characteristic changes in this excretion, which clearly and unmistakably indicate the abnormal condition of the fluids of the body upon which the disease depends.

As these several abnormal conditions and diseases will be treated of elsewhere in this volume, we omit their further consideration here.

It is useful in those diseases in which the fluids of the body are abnormally acid, as in rheumatism.

It is one of a small group of diseases characterized by the production of abnormally high quantities of urine, so that water seemed simply to pass through the body in a hurry.

The most serious variety of the disease is characterized by an abnormally sweet urine.

In the left-hand column is a list of diseases beginning with acidosis and running through neurosis and on to ulcers, and in the right-hand column are lists of wines that will remedy the diseases on the left.

If they are allowed to remain, they will produce an irritation of the skin causing an inflammatory disease known as acne, or stone-pock.

A case is reported on the page before me of a soldier affected with acute inflammation in the chest, who took successively aconite, bryonia, nux vomica, and pulsatilla, and after thirty-eight days of treatment remained without any important change in his disease.

My answers were rather obscure in such matters as I was not specially acquainted with, but they were very clear concerning her disease, and my oracle became precious and necessary to her highness.

Even if the acriflavine treatment sounded worse than the disease it was supposed to help, at least it would be over pretty soon.

While the lack of physical adaptitude may be the occasion of much suffering and unhappiness in such unions, especially on the part of the wife, being even productive of most serious local disease, and sometimes of sterility, it is in childbirth that the greatest risk and suffering is incurred.

In many such cases those people are deemed by the law to be suffering from a mental disease and are often adjudged insane.