Disease
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Disease

May be defined as a failure of the adaptive mechanisms of an organism to counteract adequately, normally, or appropriately to stimuli and stresses to which it is subjected, resulting in a disturbance in the function or structure of some part of the organism. This definition emphasizes that disease is multi-factorial and may be prevented or treated by changing any or a combination of the factors. Disease is a very elusive and difficult concept to define, being largely socially defined. Thus, criminality and drug dependence are presently seen by some as diseases, when they were previously considered to be moral or legal problems.

Disease

An abnormal condition affecting a person that is not defined or classified as an injury. (A detailed listing of diseases may be found in Volume I, International Classification of Diseases, Adapted for Use in the United States (ICD-9-CM) Eighth Revision, diagnostic codes 000 to 796.9.).

Disease
"Disease" means an abnormal condition resulting from action by a parasite, predator, or infectious agent.
Disease

"Disease" means any disease of livestock which may be transmitted or communicated through direct or indirect contact from one animal to another, including those diseases transmitted by or through livestock to humans.

Disease

"Disease" means pests, disease or any condition affecting bees or their brood.

Disease

Sickness, illness or loss of health.

Disease

Any deviation from the normal structure or function of any part, organ, or system of the body that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms and signs whose pathology and prognosis may be known or unknown.

Disease

A failure of the adaptive mechanisms of an organism to counteract adequately, normally or appropriately to stimuli and stresses to which the organism is subjected, resulting in a disturbance in the function or structure of some part of the organism. This definition emphasizes that disease is multifactorial and may be prevented or treated by changing any or a combination of the factors. Disease is a very elusive and difficult concept to define, being largely socially defined. Thus, criminality and drug dependence are presently seen by some as diseases, when they were previously considered to be moral or legal problems.

Disease
"disease": any impairment of an organism's vital functions or systems, including interruption, cessation, proliferation, or other malfunction
Disease
"disease": any impairment of an organism's vital functions or systems, including interruption, cessation, proliferation, or other malfunction
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Disease has been defined 13 different ways in documents like Glossary of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Terms, Physical Evaluation for Retention, Retirement, or Separation, Code of Maryland, and 7 more.

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