Disease definition

Disease means an alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness or physical or mental disorder and certified by a Medical Practitioner.
Disease means any disorder which does not arise out of, which is not caused or contributed to by, and which is not a consequence of, any employment or occupation for compensation or profit; however, if evidence satisfactory to the Plan is furnished showing that the individual concerned is covered as an Employee under any workerscompensation law, occupational disease law or any other legislation of similar purpose, or under the maritime doctrine of maintenance, wages, and cure, but that the disorder involved is one not covered under the applicable law or doctrine, then such disorder shall, for the purposes of the Plan, be regarded as a Sickness, Illness or Disease.
Disease means an illness or medical condition, irrespective of origin or source, that presents or could present significant harm to humans;

Examples of Disease in a sentence

The Lancet Women and Cardiovascular Disease Commis- sion: reducing the global burden by 2030.

Platt, Anne E., Infecting Ourselves: How Environmental and Social Disruptions Trigger Disease, Worldwatch Paper 129, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C. April 1996, p.

Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.

A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.

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More Definitions of Disease

Disease means an affliction of the bodily organs having a defined and recognised pattern of symptoms that first manifests itself during the Policy Period and for which immediate treatment by a Physician is necessary.
Disease means a disease contracted by an Employee of the Insured as a result of his exposure to the nature of his employment with the Insured. Such exposure may extend over a period of time and part of which period may fall outside the Period of Insurance under this Policy.
Disease means any disease, ailment, or adverse physiological or chemical change linked with exposure to a toxic substance.
Disease means a highly infectious or contagious disease that is seriously harmful to humans.
Disease means any unhealthy condition in an animal or plant which is known or suspected to be caused by an organism, and includes a disease transmissible from animals to humans and a disease capable of harming the environment;
Disease means a disease included in the list of three-character categories contained in the tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (published by the World Health Organisation, 1992 ISBN 92 4 1544 19 8 (v.I) NLM Classification WB 15);