von Willebrand's disease

[fawn vil-uh-brahnts]

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

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Medicine definitions for von willebrand's disease

von Willebrand's disease

[vŏn wĭlə-brăndz′, fôn vĭlə-bränts′]


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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