a rare hereditary disease in which copper accumulates in the brain and liver, gradually leading to tremors, muscular rigidity, kidney malfunction, and cognitive disturbances: marked by Kayser-Fleischer rings.
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Origin of Wilson's disease
Named after Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1936), British neurologist, who described it in 1912
Words nearby Wilson's disease
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Medical definitions for Wilson's disease
[ wĭl′sənz ]
An inherited disorder of copper metabolism characterized by cirrhosis, degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain, and the deposition of green pigment in the periphery of the cornea.hepatolenticular degeneration
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