von Willebrand's disease

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von Wil·le·brand's disease

 (vŏn wĭl′ə-brăndz′, fôn vĭl′ə-bränts′)
n.
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
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Von Willebrand's disease

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