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.

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Origin of von Willebrand's disease

1940–45; after Erik Adolf von Willebrand (1870–1949), Finnish physician

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Medical definitions for von Willebrand's disease

von Willebrand's disease
[ vŏn wĭlə-brăndz′, fôn vĭlə-bränts′ ]

n.

A hereditary predisposition to hemorrhaging characterized by bleeding from mucous membranes and various abnormalities in the blood components responsible for clotting.angiohemophilia vascular hemophilia
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