Paget's disease
noun Etymology: Sir James Paget died 1899 English surgeon Date: 1880 1. a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola 2. a chronic disease in which the bones become enlarged, weak, and deformed

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  • Paget's disease — n. 1. a disease that deforms and weakens bones, in which rapid decalcification is followed by excessive calcification 2. a type of cancer usually involving the breast s larger ducts, areola, and nipple …   English World dictionary

  • Paget's disease — Sir James Paget, a surgeon and pathologist, described several diseases, including: Paget s disease of bone (most common use of Paget s disease) Paget s disease of the breast Paget Schroetter disease Extramammary Paget s disease (EMPD) This… …   Wikipedia

  • Paget's disease — Pag·et s disease .paj əts n 1) a rare form of breast cancer initially manifested as a scaly red rash on the nipple and areola 2) a chronic disease of bones characterized by their great enlargement and rarefaction with bowing of the long bones and …   Medical dictionary

  • Paget's disease — 1) a chronic disease of bones, occurring in the elderly and most frequently affecting the skull, backbone, pelvis, and long bones. Affected bones become thickened and their structure disorganized: X rays reveal patchy sclerosis. There are often… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Paget's disease — Pag′et s disease [[t]ˈpædʒ ɪts[/t]] n. 1) pat a disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone 2) pat an inflammatory condition of the nipple associated with breast cancer Etymology: 1875–80; …   From formal English to slang

  • Paget's disease — Pathol. a chronic disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone, causing bone pain, deformation, fractures, and osteosarcoma; osteitis deformans. [1875 80; named after Sir James PAGET, who… …   Universalium

  • Paget's disease — [ padʒɪts] noun 1》 a chronic disease of the elderly characterized by alteration of bone tissue, especially in the spine, skull, or pelvis. 2》 an inflammation of the nipple associated with breast cancer. Origin C19: named after the English surgeon …   English new terms dictionary

  • Paget's disease — noun The bone disease osteitis deformans. See Also: Pagets disease of the breast, Pagets disease of the penis …   Wiktionary

  • Paget's disease — /ˈpædʒəts dəziz/ (say pajuhts duhzeez) noun 1. a chronic disorder, osteitis deformans, in which the bones are enlarged, deformed, and weakened. 2. cancer of the breast, involving nipple and associated ducts. {named after Sir James Paget, 1814–99 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Paget's disease — n. (Medicine) bone disease that occurs in middle aged and older persons; intraductal malignant tumor of the nipple and areola which is associated with breast cancer (characterized by inflammatory skin changes that look like eczema); abnormal… …   English contemporary dictionary

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