1. tsutsugamushi disease transmitted by larval mites and widespread in Asia
  2. cat scratch disease a disease thought to be transmitted to humans by a scratch from a cat
  3. Tay-Sachs disease a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood
  4. Pseudotsuga menziesii lofty douglas fir of northwestern North America having short needles and egg-shaped cones
  5. wasting disease involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  6. autoimmune disease any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
  7. contagious disease any disease easily transmitted by contact
  8. cardiovascular disease a disease of the heart or blood vessels
  9. Christmas disease a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX
  10. foot-and-mouth disease acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs
  11. distomatosis a disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products
  12. Thomsen's disease a mild, rare, congenital form of myotonia characterized by muscle stiffness
  13. Kawasaki disease an acute disease of young children characterized by a rash and swollen lymph nodes and fever; of unknown cause
  14. Still's disease a form of rheumatoid arthritis that affects children
  15. serum disease a delayed allergic reaction to the injection of an antiserum caused by an antibody reaction to an antigen in the donor serum
  16. Sachs disease a hereditary disorder of lipid metabolism occurring most frequently in individuals of Jewish descent in eastern Europe; accumulation of lipids in nervous tissue results in death in early childhood
  17. idiopathic disease any disease arising from internal dysfunctions of unknown cause
  18. 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)
  19. sclerotium disease plant disease cause by fungi of the genus Sclerotium
  20. 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

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