Acute Disease: An acute disease is a disease with either a rapid onset or a short duration, or both. Acute is NOT synonymous with ‘severe’. cf. Chronic
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.
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.
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
Disease-Associated Genes: Alleles carrying particular dna sequences associated with the presence of disease.
Disease Registry: A system of ongoing registration of all cases of a particular disease or health condition in a defined population.
Disease Vectors: Plants or animals that harbor and carry disease organisms which may attack crops or livestock.
Mad Cow Disease: The common term used for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Emerging Infectious Disease (EID): A disease that has been recently discovered, recently increased in incidence, geography, or host range, or is newly evolved.
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