1. chronic wasting disease a wildlife disease that affects deer and elk
  2. chronic gastritis persistent gastritis can be a symptom of a gastric ulcer or pernicious anemia or stomach cancer or other disorders
  3. coronary artery disease a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
  4. iron-storage disease pathology in which iron accumulates in the tissues
  5. wasting disease involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  6. coronary-artery disease sclerosis of the arterial walls
  7. chronic bronchitis a form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow
  8. Christmas disease a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX
  9. George Westinghouse United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
  10. kissing disease an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
  11. coronary heart disease a heart disease due to an abnormality of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart
  12. congenital disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  13. green monkey disease a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus
  14. rhizoctinia disease disease caused by rhizoctinia or fungi of Pellicularia and Corticium
  15. Crohn's disease a serious chronic and progressive inflammation of the ileum producing frequent bouts of diarrhea with abdominal pain and nausea and fever and weight loss
  16. Newcastle disease disease of domestic fowl and other birds
  17. Parkinson's disease a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
  18. genetic disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  19. Cushing's disease a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity
  20. monogenic disease an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes