1. wasting disease involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  2. 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
  3. distinctiveness a distinguishing trait
  4. Addison's disease a glandular disorder caused by failure of function of the cortex of the adrenal gland and marked by anemia and prostration with brownish skin
  5. Westinghouse United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
  6. West Indies the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
  7. East Indies a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
  8. skin disease a disease affecting the skin
  9. zoonotic disease an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
  10. Huntington's disease hereditary disease
  11. 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
  12. eating disorder a disorder of the normal eating routine
  13. ring disease disease of tomatoes and potatoes and tobacco etc caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas solanacearum
  14. Cushing's disease a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity
  15. tin disease the transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
  16. distinctness the quality of being sharp and clear
  17. eating utensil tableware implements for cutting and eating food
  18. isotonic exercise exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change)
  19. 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
  20. caisson disease pain resulting from rapid change in pressure