gaucher dis eases

Gaucher's disease

[goh-sheyz]
noun Pathology.
a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism that causes spleen and liver enlargement, abnormal fragility and pain of the bones, and progressive neurologic disturbances, leading to early death.

Origin:
after Philippe C. Ernest Gaucher (1854–1918), French physician, who described it

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Gaucher's disease n.
A rare familial disorder of fat metabolism due to a glucocerebrosidase deficiency and characterized by enlargement of the liver and spleen, lymphadenopathy, and bone destruction. Also called cerebroside lipidosis, cerebrosidosis.

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