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von Willebrand's disease

[fawn vil-uh-brahnts] /fɔn ˈvɪl əˌbrɑnts/
noun, Pathology.
an inherited autosomal recessive disease in which abnormally slow coagulation of blood may lead to spontaneous bleeding, excessive bleeding following an injury, and heavy menstrual flow.
Origin of von Willebrand's disease
1940-45; after Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1870-1949), Finnish physician Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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von Willebrand's disease in Medicine

von Willebrand's disease von Wil·le·brand's disease (vŏn wĭl'ə-brāndz', fôn vĭl'ə-bränts')
A hereditary predisposition to hemorrhaging characterized by bleeding from mucous membranes and various abnormalities in the blood components responsible for clotting. Also called angiohemophilia, vascular hemophilia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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