von Willebrand disease(redirected from Von Willebrands's disease)
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von Wil·le·brand disease(vŏn wĭl′ə-brănd′, fôn vĭl′ə-bränt′)
A usually genetic bleeding disorder caused a deficiency or an abnormality of a clotting factor that affects platelet adhesion.
[After Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1870-1949), Finnish physician.]
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