von Willebrand's disease

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Related to von Willebrand's disease: hemophilia, Von Willebrand factor, DDAVP

von Wil·le·brand's disease

 (vŏn wĭl′ə-brăndz′, fôn vĭl′ə-bränts′)
A genetic disorder characterized by a tendency to hemorrhage, caused by a clotting factor that affects platelet adhesion.

[After Erik Adolf von Willebrand, (1870-1949), Finnish physician.]
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Noun1.Von Willebrand's disease - a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrandvon Willebrand's disease - a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand; a genetic disorder that is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait; characterized by a deficiency of the coagulation factor and by mucosal bleeding
bleeder's disease, haemophilia, hemophilia - congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son

Von Willebrand's disease

n. Von Willebrand, enfermedad de, desorden hereditario de la sangre caracterizado por episodios hemorrágicos gen. en las membranas mucosas.
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