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  1. inflammatory disease a disease characterized by inflammation
  2. inflammatory bowel disease inflammation of the colon
  3. pelvic inflammatory disease inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  4. inflammatory arousing to action or rebellion
  5. infectious disease a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
  6. Minamata disease a form of mercury poisoning among people who ate fish from mercury-contaminated waters of Minamata Bay off Japan in the 1950s; characterized by severe neurological degeneration
  7. anti-inflammatory drug a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
  8. infiltrate pass through an enemy line in a military conflict
  9. inherited disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  10. respiratory disease a disease affecting the respiratory system
  11. animal disease a disease that typically does not affect human beings
  12. infiltrator someone who takes up a position surreptitiously for the purpose of espionage
  13. hoof-and-mouth disease acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
  14. valvular heart disease heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
  15. industrial disease disease or disability resulting from conditions of employment (usually from long exposure to a noxious substance or from continuous repetition of certain acts)
  16. endemic disease a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
  17. inflammability the quality of being easily ignited and burning rapidly
  18. informatory providing or conveying information
  19. inflammation the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  20. endometritis inflammation of the lining of the uterus