heart disease
noun Date: 1850 an abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heart disease — n an abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation * * * any organic, mechanical, or functional abnormality of the heart, its structures, or the coronary arteries …   Medical dictionary

  • heart disease — heart dis,ease noun uncount * a serious medical condition affecting your heart: foods that can help protect against heart disease …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heart disease — heart′ disease n. pat any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Heart disease — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = |oo eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D006331 Heart disease is an umbrella term for a variety for different diseases affecting the heart. As …   Wikipedia

  • heart disease — noun a disease of the heart (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cardiopathy • Hypernyms: ↑cardiovascular disease • Hyponyms: ↑coronary heart disease, ↑angina pectoris, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • heart disease — Synonyms and related words: angina, angina pectoris, aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, apoplectic stroke, apoplexy, arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, auricular fibrillation, beriberi heart, cardiac arrest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heart disease — any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning. [1860 65] * * * Any disorder of the heart. Examples include coronary heart disease, congenital heart disease, and pulmonary heart disease, as well as rheumatic heart disease (see rheumatic… …   Universalium

  • heart disease */ — UK / US noun [uncountable] a serious medical condition affecting your heart foods that can help protect against heart disease …   English dictionary

  • heart disease — noun Heart disease is used before these nouns: ↑risk …   Collocations dictionary

  • heart disease — disease which affects the heart s ability to function …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heart disease — heart dis.ease n [U and C] an illness which prevents your heart from working normally …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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