degenerative disease

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degenerative disease

[di′jen·ə·rəd·iv di′zēz]
(medicine)
General debility and diseases associated with advancing age.
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Given the challenge patients with degenerative diseases or their families may face, the Plan offers a 12-month special care programi,ii, which includes training on caregiving skills, regular visits by nurses, and advice on customized home care plans.
More than 15,000 people in Cyprus suffer from degenerative diseases of the retina and from macular degeneration, the head of the newly founded Pancyprian Retina Society (PRS) George Prodromou said on Monday.
OCAT) was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the NIH's National Eye Institute (NEI) to fund research into retinal degenerative diseases.
The first two sections contrast static damage from stroke, trauma, or epilepsy with progressive degenerative diseases such as dementia and ParkinsonAEs, followed by sections on degenerative diseases secondary to other illness and developmental neurological conditions.
The collaboration is aimed at accelerating testing of Novogen's super-benzopyran drugs for degenerative diseases of the nervous system and muscles.
8 million grant to Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, one of the world' s foremost institutions for genetic, laboratory, and clinical research for inherited retinal degenerative diseases (as well as home to several JVIB authors).
Anti-aging medicine is preventing and reversing mainly degenerative diseases, including heart and blood vessel disease, which results in heart attack and stroke; bone and joint disease; neuro-degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and dementia; and more.
TSX: MGI; OTC: MGIFF), a clinical-stage developer of drugs for infectious and degenerative diseases, has initiated enrollment in a Phase IIb combination therapy clinical trial of celgosivir (MX-3253), supported in part through an agreement with Schering-Plough.
Yes, our system is the most technologically advanced in the world, but that technology is proving to be the nemesis of good healthcare for chronic degenerative diseases.
Human embryonic stem cell research in Japan should be pursued with an eye to understanding human development and to discovering therapeutic treatments for many degenerative diseases (brain or otherwise).
The role of diet in the prevention of degenerative diseases is explored and includes osteoporosis and oral health.
Researchers have realized that angiogenesis, in addition to cancer, is involved in many inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes retinopathy and nephropathy, and is pivotal for the spread of more than 80 chronic degenerative diseases.

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