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Non-communicable disease

Definition
noun, plural: communicable diseases
A type of disease that is not transmissible from the infected host to another.
Supplement
A non-communicable disease is a term used to refer to diseases that are not contagious. The term is used to differentiate these diseases from other diseases that may be transmitted to other hosts. Examples of non-communicable disease are cancer, heart disease, and allergies.
Abbreviation: NCD
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