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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «D»:

  1. Disease, Fahr Disease, Fahr
    Disease, Fahr: This syndrome described in 1930 by T. Fahr is a genetic (inherited) neurological disorder characterized by abnormal deposits of calcium in certain of areas of the brain (including the basal ganglia and the cerebral cortex). Symptoms may include motor function deterioration, dementia,...
  2. Disease, fifth Disease, fifth
    Disease, fifth: See Fifth disease....
  3. Disease, Fong Disease, Fong
    Disease, Fong: See Nail-patella syndrome....
  4. Disease, foot-and-mouth Disease, foot-and-mouth
    Disease, foot-and-mouth: See: Foot-and-mouth disease....
  5. Disease, Forestier Disease, Forestier
    Disease, Forestier: A form of degenerative arthritis characteristically associated with flowing calcification along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine and commonly with inflammation (tendinitis) and calcification of the tendons at their attachments points to bone. Because areas of the spine an...
  6. Disease, Gaucher type 1 Disease, Gaucher type 1
    Disease, Gaucher type 1: See Gaucher disease, type 1....
  7. Disease, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker
    Disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker: See: Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome....
  8. Disease, Gilbert Disease, Gilbert
    Disease, Gilbert: See Gilbert syndrome....
  9. Disease, graft-versus-host Disease, graft-versus-host
    Disease, graft-versus-host: A reaction of donated bone marrow against a patient's own tissue. Also called GVHD....
  10. Disease, Graves Disease, Graves
    Disease, Graves': Generalized diffuse overactivity ("toxicity") of the entire thyroid gland which becomes enlarged into a goiter. Graves disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. There are three components to Graves' disease: Hyperthyroidism (the presence of too much thyroid hormone), ...
  11. Disease, guinea worm Disease, guinea worm
    Disease, guinea worm: See: Guinea worm disease....
  12. Disease, gum Disease, gum
    Disease, gum: Inflammation of the soft tissue (gingiva) and abnormal loss of bone that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. Gum disease is caused by toxins secreted by bacteria in "plaque" that accumulate over time along the gum line. This plaque is a mixture of food, saliva, and b...
  13. Disease, hand-foot-and-mouth Disease, hand-foot-and-mouth
    Disease, hand-foot-and-mouth: A viral syndrome with a rash on the hands and feet and in the mouth. The internal rash (the enanthem) consists of blisters and little ulcers that may involve not only the lining of the mouth but also the gums, palate, and tongue. The external rash on the body (the ...
  14. Disease, Hansen Disease, Hansen
    Disease, Hansen: See: Hansen disease....
  15. Disease, Heberden Disease, Heberden
    Disease, Heberden: There are two different Heberden diseases: Angina pectoris, chest pain that is often severe and crushing, due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. Osteoarthritis of the small joints with nodules (Heberden nodes) in and about the last joint of the finger. Bo...