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degenerative disease

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  • degenerative disease — n a disease (as arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, or osteoarthritis) characterized by progressive degenerative changes in tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • Degenerative disease — A degenerative disease, also called neurodegenerative disease, is a disease in which the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs will progressively deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such …   Wikipedia

  • degenerative disease — noun : a disease characterized by progressive degenerative changes in tissue (as arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, or hypertrophic arthritis) * * * degenerative disease, a disease associated with old age and the breakdown or failure of an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • degenerative disease — A disease in which the function or structure of the affected tissues or organs changes for the worse over time. Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer disease are examples …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • disease — dis|ease W1S3 [dıˈzi:z] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: desaise, from aise relaxed feeling, comfort ] 1.) [U and C] an illness which affects a person, animal, or plant ▪ She suffers from a rare disease of the brain. ▪ Heart disease runs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • degenerative — [[t]dɪʤe̱nərətɪv[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A degenerative disease or condition is one that gets worse as time progresses. ...degenerative diseases of the brain, like Alzheimer s …   English dictionary

  • Disease, Alzheimer — A progressive degenerative disease of the brain that leads to dementia. On a cellular level, Alzheimer disease is characterized by unusual helical protein filaments in nerve cells (neurons) of the brain. These odd twisted filaments are called… …   Medical dictionary

  • degenerative — adjective Date: circa 1846 of, relating to, involving, or causing degeneration < a degenerative disease > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • degenerative — de|gen|er|a|tive [ dı dʒen(ə)rətıv ] adjective a degenerative disease is one that gradually gets worse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • degenerative — adj. tending to cause progressive deterioration of mental and physical functioning (i.e. degenerative disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • degenerative — UK [dɪˈdʒen(ə)rətɪv] / US adjective a degenerative disease is one that gradually gets worse …   English dictionary


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