hand-schüller-christian disease

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Hand-Schüller-Christian disease (hānd'-)
n.
A progressive disease beginning in childhood that is marked by protruding eyeballs, diabetes insipidus, and a softening and destruction of bone, especially the skull, and is caused by abnormal cholesterol metabolism. Also called Christian's disease, Schüller's disease.

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