Wilson's disease

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Wil·son disease

 (wĭl′sən) or Wil·son's disease (-sənz)
A rare genetic disease caused by a defect in copper metabolism, resulting in the accumulation of copper in the liver, brain, kidneys, and cornea and causing neurological symptoms and liver disease.

[After Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1877-1937), British neurologist.]

Wil′son's disease`

a rare hereditary disease marked by copper accumulation in the brain and liver, leading to neurological damage and kidney malfunction.
(after Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1936), British neurologist, who described it in 1912]
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Noun1.Wilson's disease - a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolismWilson's disease - a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism; copper accumulates in the liver and then in the red blood cells and brain

Wilson's disease

n. enfermedad de Wilson, enfermedad hereditaria que se manifiesta con serios trastornos hepáticos y cerebrales.
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