Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Science / Genetics / Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): A group of conditions characterized by fluid filled sacs that slowly develop in both kidneys, eventually resulting in kidney malfunction.

Other Words for Disease

Disease Noun Synonyms: blight, cancer, virus, plague, contagion
Disease Adjective Synonyms: sickness, affliction, ailment, malady, illness, infection, complaint, disorder, condition, infirmity, disability, murrain, bug

Mad Cow Disease

Business / Agriculture / Mad Cow Disease: The common term used for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). MORE

Occupational Illness-Disease

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Occupational Illness-Disease: Defined by OSHA as 'any abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from an occupational injury, caused by exposure to factors associated with employment.' MORE

Parkinsons Disease

Science / Psychiatry / Parkinsons Disease: A disease mostly affecting middle-aged and elderly people characterized by tremors and rigid, slow movement. MORE

Lyme Disease

Health / Disease / Lyme Disease: A zoonotic disease vectored by ticks. Small mammals are the main reservoir species. MORE

Kidney Stones

Science / Biology / Kidney Stones: Crystallized deposits of excess wastes such as uric acid, calcium, and magnesium that may form in the kidney. MORE

Huntington Disease

Science / Biology / Huntington Disease: A progressive and fatal disorder of the nervous system that develops between the ages of 30 and 50 years; caused by an expansion of a trinucleotide repeat and inherited as a dominant trait. MORE