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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Charcot-Marie-Tooth is a degenerative nerve disease that usually appears in adolescence or early adulthood.
CMT disease is a progressive and degenerative nerve disease that usually appears in adolescence or early adulthood.
He spent about half a century in a wheelchair, and only communicated through a voice synthesizer, because he suffered from a degenerative nerve disease. It's funny, but even though he put more effort into staying alive than Imran does into staying young, he still would have drawn the youth vote.
The father of three children, who are all suffering from the same degenerative nerve disease, has appealed to the government to help with treatment and the provision of special needs equipment.
But such assurances have done little to allay Japanese fears about mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a degenerative nerve disease in cattle.
Mrs Fletcher, who has a daughter Megan, 13, suffers from a degenerative nerve disease and has been confined to a wheelchair for 11 years.
Mother of one Ms Fletcher, 32, from Prescot, suffers from a degenerative nerve disease and has been confined to a wheelchair for 11 years' I suffered a miscarriage and had to go in for an operation,' she said.

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