cystic fibrosis

cystic fibrosis
noun Date: 1938 a hereditary disease especially among whites that appears usually in early childhood, is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, involves functional disorder of the exocrine glands, and is marked especially by faulty digestion due to a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes, by difficulty in breathing due to mucus accumulation in airways, and by excessive loss of salt in the sweat

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