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Disease: Cancer, diabetes, pneumonia, hepatitis, asthma and the flu are just some examples of diseases.
Periodontal Disease: The inflammation and infection of gums, ligaments, bone, and other tissues surrounding the teeth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two main forms of periodontal disease. Also called gum . . . View Full Definition
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 t . . . View Full Definition
Parkinsons Disease: A disease mostly affecting middle-aged and elderly people characterized by tremors and rigid, slow movement.
Hypokinetic Disease: A condition or disease resulting from a sedentary lifestyle or too little activity. Examples include obesity, diabetes, back pains, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, etc. ...
Lyme Disease: A zoonotic disease vectored by ticks. Small mammals are the main reservoir species.
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.
The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the US agency charged with tracking and investigating public health trends. The stated mission of the CDC is 'To promote health and quality o . . . View Full Definition
Celiac Disease: A metabolic disease that is characterised by sensitivity to wheat, protein and gluten.
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD): An infectious disease that affects the brain and nervous system in humans. The infectious agent in vCJD is believed to be a specific type of misfolded protein called a prion. vCJD is though . . . View Full Definition