Wilson's disease
noun Etymology: Samuel A. K. Wilson died 1937 English neurologist Date: circa 1915 a hereditary disease that is characterized by excessive accumulation of copper in the body (as in the liver or brain) due to abnormal copper metabolism, is determined by an autosomal recessive gene, and is marked especially by liver dysfunction and neurologic disease

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  • Wilson's disease — Classification and external resources A Kayser Fleischer ring (the brown ring on the edge of the iris) is common in Wilson s disease, especially when neurological symptoms are present ICD …   Wikipedia

  • Wilson's disease — n. [after S. Wilson (1874 1937), Eng neurologist, born in U.S.] a disease characterized by abnormal accumulation of copper in the brain, liver, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Wilson's disease — noun a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism; copper accumulates in the liver and then in the red blood cells and brain • Syn: ↑hepatolenticular degeneration • Hypernyms: ↑genetic disease, ↑genetic disorder, ↑genetic abnormality, ↑genetic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wilson's disease — Wil·son s disease wil sənz n a hereditary disease that is characterized by the accumulation of copper in the body (as in the liver, brain, or cornea) due to abnormal copper metabolism associated with ceruloplasmin deficiency, that is determined… …   Medical dictionary

  • Wilson's disease — Wil′son s disease n. pat a rare hereditary disease marked by copper accumulation in the brain and liver, leading to neurological damage and kidney malfunction • Etymology: after Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1936), British neurologist,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Wilson's disease — Pathol. a rare hereditary disease in which copper accumulates in the brain and liver, gradually leading to tremors, muscular rigidity, kidney malfunction, and cognitive disturbances: marked by Kayser Fleischer rings. [named after Samuel Alexander …   Universalium

  • Wilson's disease — noun An autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues, resulting in neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease …   Wiktionary

  • Wilson's disease — an inborn defect of copper metabolism in which there is a deficiency of caeruloplasmin (which normally forms a nontoxic complex with copper). The free copper may be deposited in the liver, causing jaundice and cirrhosis, or in the brain, causing… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Болезнь Вильсона, Болезнь Вильсона-Коновалова (Wilson'S Disease) — врожденное нарушение метаболизма меди, характеризующееся недостаточным содержанием в организме церулоплазмина (в норме образующего нетоксичное соединение с медью). Свободная медь может оседать в клетках печени, вызывая развитие желтухи и цирроза… …   Медицинские термины

  • Wilson's temperature syndrome — Not to be confused with Wilson s disease, a medically recognized condition caused by a defect in copper metabolism. Wilson’s (temperature) syndrome, also called Wilson’s thyroid syndrome or WTS, is an alternative medical diagnosis consisting of… …   Wikipedia

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