- Pathology. a chronic disease characterized by episodic accelerated bone resorption and growth of abnormal replacement bone, causing bone pain, deformation, fractures, and osteosarcoma; osteitis deformans.
Origin of Paget's disease
1875–80; named after Sir James Paget, who described it
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- Also called: osteitis deformans a chronic disease of the bones characterized by inflammation and deformation
- Also called: Paget's cancer cancer of the nipple and surrounding tissue
Word Origin for Paget's disease
C19: named after Sir James Paget (1814–99), British surgeon and pathologist, who described these diseases
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A disease, occurring chiefly in old age, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformation.osteitis deformans
- A breast cancer affecting the areola and nipple.
- A skin cancer arising from apocrine sweat glands.
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- A disease, occurring chiefly in the elderly, in which the bones become enlarged and weakened, often resulting in fracture or deformity.
- A breast cancer manifested by inflammatory changes of the nipple and surrounding skin.
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