Wilson disease

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Wil·son disease

 (wĭl′sən) or Wil·son's disease (-sənz)
n.
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.]
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