38 U.S.C. § 1101 - Definitions
|Cite as:||38 U.S.C. § 1101|
|Currency:||Current through P.L. 116-193 (10/30/2020)|
For the purposes of this chapter-
(1) The term "veteran" includes a person who died in the active military, naval, or air service.
(2) The term "period of war" includes, in the case of any veteran-
(A) any period of service performed by such veteran after November 11, 1918, and before July 2, 1921, if such veteran served in the active military, naval, or air service after April 5, 1917, and before November 12, 1918; and
(B) any period of continuous service performed by such veteran after December 31, 1946, and before July 26, 1947, if such period began before January 1, 1947.
(3) The term "chronic disease" includes-
Atrophy, progressive muscular
Calculi of the kidney, bladder, or gallbladder
Cardiovascular-renal disease, including hypertension
Cirrhosis of the liver
Encephalitis lethargica residuals
Lupus erythematosus, systemic
Organic diseases of the nervous system
Osteitis deformans (Paget's disease)
Purpura idiopathic, hemorrhagic
Sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral
Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease)
Tumors, malignant, or of the brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves
Ulcers, peptic (gastric or duodenal)
and such other chronic diseases as the Secretary may add to this list.
(4) The term "tropical disease" includes-
Leishmaniasis, including kala-azar
and such other tropical diseases as the Secretary may add to this list.
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