insidious disease


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insidious disease (insid´ēus),

adj a disease existing without marked symptoms but ready to become active upon some slight occasion; a disease not appearing to be as bad as it really is.
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The latest research shows that chemical contamination of our environment, and ultimately our bodies, is believed to be a main cause of cancer Co that insidious disease that concerns all of us.
The Grand Challenge is an innovative and forward-thinking project looking at what patients and clinicians would like to see by way of advancing toward finding a cure for this insidious disease.
Mr Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola," a statement
Lesley Mynett, a specialist industrial disease lawyer with Fentons Solicitors LLP and a partner with the firm, said: "Mesothelioma is a particularly cruel and insidious disease that can take many years to develop after being exposed to asbestos.
Her last long run was the Great North Run in Newcastle, raising money for cancer research; that dreadful insidious disease that claimed her mum, Edna, and ultimately Chris herself after a courageous two-year battle," said Mr Parker.
She said: "Bovine TB is a chronic and insidious disease which is having a devastating impact on farmers and rural communities.
That, in reality, is the true cause of the "unraveling" of our society, and the "occupiers" are just the latest symptom of the insidious disease of self-centeredness that has infected our culture.
When the going gets tough out there we will remind ourselves of the bravery of those touched by this insidious disease.
DUBAI It's an insidious disease but thousands of people who seem perfectly normal on the outside are facing a mind-wasting imbalance on the inside due to ruthless competition, a Dubai-based psychologist has warned.
Anyone who has struggled with target panic (and Lord knows most archery veterans have) understands this insidious disease manifests itself n a variety of ways.
The scientists believe that drugs based on natural or custom-engineered ITCs could improve the effectiveness of existing cancer treatments or lead to new strategies for fighting and preventing the insidious disease.
This insidious disease is known to be most prevalent in areas with hot and muggy climates that accommodate the proliferation of mosquitoes, which transmit the disease from animal to animal.