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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «D»:

  1. Disease, Menetrier's Disease, Menetrier's
    Disease, Menetrier's: See: Giant hypertrophic gastritis....
  2. Disease, Meniere Disease, Meniere
    Disease, Meniere: A condition with recurrent vertigo accompanied by ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and deafness. Symptoms include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of hearing (in the affected ear), and abnormal eye movements. Meniere disease is due to dysfunction of the semi-circular ca...
  3. Disease, Minamata Disease, Minamata
    Disease, Minamata: A disorder caused by methyl mercury poisoning that was first described in the inhabitants of Minamata Bay, Japan. Minamata disease resulted from their eating fish contaminated with mercury industrial waste. The disease is characterized by peripheral sensory loss, tremors, dysarth...
  4. Disease, mitochondrial Disease, mitochondrial
    Disease, mitochondrial: Mutations (changes) in the mitochondrial chromosome are responsible for a number of disorders including, for example: An eye disease called Leber's hereditary optic atrophy; A type of epilepsy called MERRF which stands for Myoclonus Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fiber...
  5. Disease, mixed connective tissue Disease, mixed connective tissue
    Disease, mixed connective tissue: A mixture of three diseases of connective tissue (the framework of the cells of the body) -- systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis. Patients with mixed connective tissue disease typically have features of each of the three component disease...
  6. Disease, new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob
    Disease, new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob: Abbreviated nvCJD. A human disease thought due to the same infectious agent as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Both the human and bovine disorders are invariably fatal brain diseases with unusually long incubation periods measured i...
  7. Disease, Niemann-Pick Disease, Niemann-Pick
    Disease, Niemann-Pick: See: Niemann-Pick disease....
  8. Disease, Norwalk Disease, Norwalk
    Disease, Norwalk: Disease due to Norwalk virus, not one but a family of small round viruses that are an important cause of viral gastroenteritis (viral inflammation of the stomach and intestines). Norwalk disease is a significant contributor to illness in the US. Only the common cold is reported mor...
  9. Disease, occupational Disease, occupational
    Disease, occupational: A disease due to a factor in a person's occupation. For example, lung disease in miners. Occupational medicine was founded by the Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini (1633-1714). His De Morbis Artificium (On Artificially Caused Diseases) published in 1700 was the first sys...
  10. Disease, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osgood-Schlatter
    Disease, Osgood-Schlatter: A condition involving inflammation and sometimes tearing of ligaments within the knee and lower leg. Treatment is by rest, casting if necessary, and sometimes surgery. Osgood-Schlatter disease is caused by repetitive stress or tension on a part of the growth area of the ...
  11. Disease, Osler-Rendu-Weber Disease, Osler-Rendu-Weber
    Disease, Osler-Rendu-Weber: See: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia....
  12. Disease, Paget Disease, Paget
    Disease, Paget: See: Paget disease....
  13. Disease, Parkinson Disease, Parkinson
    Disease, Parkinson: A slowly progressive neurologic disease characterized by a fixed inexpressive face, a tremor at rest, slowing of voluntary movements, a gait with short accelerating steps, peculiar posture and muscle weakness, caused by degeneration of an area of the brain called the basal gangl...
  14. Disease, Parry's Disease, Parry's
    Disease, Parry's: Toxic multinodular goiter, a condition in which the thyroid gland contains multiple lumps (nodules) that are overactive and produce excess thyroid hormones. This condition is also known as Plummer's disease....
  15. Disease, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher
    Disease, Pelizaeus-Merzbacher: See: Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease....