wilsons-disease

Wilson's disease

noun Pathology.
a rare hereditary disease in which copper accumulates in the brain and liver, gradually leading to tremors, muscular rigidity, kidney malfunction, and cognitive disturbances: marked by Kayser-Fleischer rings.

Origin:
named after Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1936), British neurologist, who described it in 1912

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Wilson's disease Wil·son's disease (wĭl'sənz)
n.

  1. See hepatolenticular degeneration.

  2. See exfoliative dermatitis.

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