wasting disease

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Noun1.wasting disease - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the bodywasting disease - involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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For countless years I judged there had been no danger of war or solitary violence, no danger from wild beasts, no wasting disease to require strength of constitution, no need of toil.
Senator Jon Tester today introduced legislation to defend Montana's hunting heritage and fight the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease as more cases of the neurological virus are identified in Montana.
Having lost my mother very recently to an horrific and "very rare" muscle wasting disease that I wouldn't have put the devil through, I can only hold out my heart to Jordan and say how much I admire him.
Sha'ban 01, 1437, May 08, 2016, SPA -- Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole populations of the creatures over the past two years along the West Coast, according to AP.
This would be the first recorded sign of what scientists would come to call "sea star wasting disease.
Officer Koepf explained that it is illegal to bring whole deer carcasses into New York State from Pennsylvania because PA is considered positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
COURTS Sick drug dealer has sentence cut A DRUG dealer had his sentence slashed after judges were told he had a muscle wasting disease.
In mid-August, the province extended a ban on feeding deer, elk and moose in western Manitoba to Aboriginal hunters to better control the threat of chronic wasting disease.
Prion diseases include mad cow disease in cattle, scrapie in sheep, chronic wasting disease in deer and several degenerative brain diseases in people, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy that can infect mammals in the family Cervidae, which includes deer, elk, and moose, among other species.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is related to mad cow disease, has killed every deer it is known to have infected in the USA and Canada, and there are no effective vaccines.