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von Willebrand's disease

[fawn vil-uh-brahnts]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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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von willebrand's disease in Medicine

von Willebrand's disease

(vŏn wĭlə-brăndz′, fôn vĭlə-bränts′)
n.
  1. 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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