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  1. Disease, von Recklinghausen Disease, von Recklinghausen
    Disease, von Recklinghausen: Neurofibromatosis type 1....
  2. Disease, Vrolik's Disease, Vrolik's
    Disease, Vrolik's: Osteogenesis imperfecta type II, an inherited connective tissue disorder with very severe bone fragility, the lethal form of "brittle bone disease." It is a recessive trait with males and females affected. Two copies of the mutant gene are needed to cause the disease. Clinically t...
  3. Disease, Werner-His Disease, Werner-His
    Disease, Werner-His: Named for the German physician Heinrich Werner (who did not describe Werner's premature aging syndrome) and the Swiss physician Wilhelm His, Jr. (who did describe the bundle of His in the heart), this is a louse-borne disease that was first recognized in the trenches of World...
  4. Disease, Whipple Disease, Whipple
    Disease, Whipple: See: Whipple disease....
  5. Disease, Whitmore's Disease, Whitmore's
    Disease, Whitmore's: An infectious illness, also called melioidosis, that is most frequent in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia and is caused by a bacteria called "Pseudomonas pseudomallei" found in soil, rice paddies and stagnant waters. Humans catch the disease by inhalation of contaminated d...
  6. Disease, Wilson Disease, Wilson
    Disease, Wilson: An inherited disorder in which too much copper accumulates in the body. Although the accumulation of copper begins at birth, symptoms of the disorder appear later in life, between the ages of 6 and 40. A diagnostic feature of Wilson disease is what is called a Kayser-Fleischer ring,...
  7. Disease-free survival Disease-free survival
    Disease-free survival: The length of time after treatment during which no disease is found. Can be reported for an individual patient or for a study population. "Disease-free survival predicts survival. It always has. And there is a very big decrease in cancer incidence so there will be a survival ...
  8. Diseases related to obesity Diseases related to obesity
    Diseases related to obesity: Obesity increases the risk of developing a large number of diseases. These include: Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes High blood pressure (hypertension) Stroke (cerebrovascular accident or CVA) Heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) Heart failure (congestive...
  9. Diseases, Infectious, Nat'l Inst of Allergy & Diseases, Infectious, Nat'l Inst of Allergy &
    Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and (NIAID): This is one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. In formal terms, the mission of the NIAID is "to support and conduct research and research training (that) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the ...
  10. Diseases, inherited metabolic Diseases, inherited metabolic
    Diseases, inherited metabolic: Also called inborn errors of metabolism, these are heritable (genetic) disorders of biochemistry. Examples include albinism, cystinuria (a cause of kidney stones), phenylketonuria (PKU), and some forms of gout, sun sensitivity, and thyroid disease. These are only a ver...
  11. Diseases, Musculoskeletal, Nat'l Inst Diseases, Musculoskeletal, Nat'l Inst
    Diseases, Musculoskeletal and Skin, National Institute of Arthritis and (NIAMS): One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. As its somewhat cumbersome name indicates, NIAMS's mission is a broad and important one, namely to "conduct and support a broad spectrum of research on normal struc...
  12. Diseases, rickettsial Diseases, rickettsial
    Diseases, rickettsial: The infectious diseases caused by the rickettsiae fall into 4 groups:(1) typhus: epidemic typhus, Brill-Zinsser disease, murine (endemic) typhus, and scrub typhus; (2) spotted fever-Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Eastern tick-borne rickettsioses, and rickettsialpox; (3) Q feve...
  13. DISH DISH
    DISH: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis....
  14. Disinsection Disinsection
    Disinsection: Spraying aircraft for insects, a procedure called disinsection. Some countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and the South Pacific require the spraying of the aircraft passenger compartment with insecticide while passengers are present. This is done to prevent the...
  15. Disk, intervertebral Disk, intervertebral
    Disk, intervertebral: See: Intervertebral disk....