1. 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
  2. caisson disease pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
  3. wasting disease involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  4. Kawasaki disease an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever; of unknown cause
  5. Cushing's disease a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity
  6. skin disease a disease affecting the skin
  7. ring disease disease of tomatoes and potatoes and tobacco etc caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas solanacearum
  8. kidney disease a disease affecting the kidneys
  9. Bosin's disease a rare chronic progressive encephalitis caused by the measles virus and occurring primarily in children and young adults; death usually occurs within three years; characterized by primary measles infection before the age of two years
  10. pink disease serious bark disease of many tropical crop trees
  11. celiac disease an inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten)
  12. kakke disease the endemic form of beriberi
  13. gland disease a disorder of the glands of the body
  14. Wilson's disease a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism
  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. disingenuous not straightforward or candid
  17. genetic disease a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  18. kissing cousin a more or less distant relative
  19. Hansen's disease chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
  20. zoonotic disease an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans