Tay-Sachs Disease

Science / Genetics / Tay-Sachs Disease: A fatal degenerative disease of the nervous system due to a deficiency of hexosamidase a, causing mental deficiency, paralysis, mental deterioration, and blindness: found primarily but not exclusively among ashkenazi jews. Autosomal recessive.

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
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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

Hypokinetic Disease

Entertainment / Bowling / Hypokinetic Disease: A condition or disease resulting from a sedentary lifestyle or too little activity. Examples include obesity, diabetes, back pains, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, etc. ... MORE

Foot-And-Mouth Disease (FMD)

Business / Agriculture / Foot-And-Mouth Disease (FMD): A major disease of cloven-footed animals (e.g., cattle and pigs) that does not exist in the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conducts a surveillance program to track the d MORE

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