Addisons Disease: A disease characterized by severe weakness, low blood pressure, and a bronzed coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland.
Mad Cow Disease: The common term used for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
Occupational Illness-Disease: Defined by OSHA as 'any abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from an occupational injury, caused by exposure to factors associated with employment.'
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.
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. ...
Peripheral Vascular Disease: Lack of oxygen supply to the working muscles and tissues of the body, resulting from decreased blood supply.Predominately affects the limbs,the parts of the body furthest away from the heart . . . View Full Definition
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