Gaucher's disease

[goh-sheyz]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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 of Gaucher's disease

after Philippe C. Ernest Gaucher (1854–1918), French physician, who described it
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gaucher's disease in Medicine

Gaucher's disease

n.
  1. 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.cerebroside lipidosis cerebrosidosis
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