[ goh-sheyz ]
/ goʊˈʃeɪz /
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.
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Origin of Gaucher's disease
after Philippe C. Ernest Gaucher (1854–1918), French physician, who described it
Words nearby Gaucher's disease
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Medical definitions for Gaucher's disease
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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