Wilson-s-disease meaning

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A rare hereditary disease caused by a defect in the body's ability to metabolize copper that results in an accumulation of copper deposits in organs such as the brain, liver, and kidneys.
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A disease characterized by abnormal accumulation of copper in the brain, liver, etc.
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(medicine) An autosomal-recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues, resulting in neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease.
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Origin of wilson-s-disease

  • After Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1877–1937), British neurologist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition