1. ragsorter's disease a form of anthrax infection acquired by inhalation of dust containing Bacillus anthracis; initial symptoms (chill and cough and dyspnea and rapid pulse) are followed by extreme cardiovascular collapse
  2. relay transmitter an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
  3. sexual characteristic those characteristics (both anatomical and psychological) that are strongly associated with one sex relative to the other
  4. von Willebrand's disease a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand
  5. spark transmitter an early radio transmitter using a discharge across a spark gap as the source of its power
  6. foot-and-mouth disease acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
  7. surveillance of disease the ongoing systematic collection and analysis of data about an infectious disease that can lead to action being taken to control or prevent the disease
  8. Spielmeyer-Vogt disease a congenital progressive disorder of lipid metabolism having an onset at age 5 and characterized by blindness and dementia and early death
  9. transmitted occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
  10. satellite transmitter a transmitter on a communications satellite
  11. coronary artery disease a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
  12. autosomal dominant disease a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome
  13. sclerotium disease plant disease cause by fungi of the genus Sclerotium
  14. Steinert's disease a severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck; difficult speech and difficulty with the hands that spreads to the arms and shoulders and legs and hips; the onset can be any time from birth to middle age and the progression is slow; inheritance is autosomal dominant
  15. coronary-artery disease sclerosis of the arterial walls
  16. transient lasting a very short time
  17. Marie-Strumpell disease a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis
  18. neurotransmitter a neurochemical that transmits nerve impulses across a synapse
  19. green monkey disease a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus
  20. coronary heart disease a heart disease due to an abnormality of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart