Definition of Gaucher's disease in English:

Gaucher's disease

Line breaks: Gau|cher's dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈgəʊʃeɪz
 
, gəʊˈʃeɪz/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A hereditary disease in which the metabolism and storage of fats is abnormal. It results in bone fragility, neurological disturbance, anaemia, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
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    • But it soon added testing for a range of other conditions that are not always fatal, including conditions that are late-onset or that range in the severity of their expression - such as cystic fibrosis and Gaucher's disease.
    • He adds that this immune defect may also be present in other diseases where a build-up of waste and plaques occur, such as in cardiovascular disease and Gaucher's disease.
    • Like them, we are concerned with the increased number of patients with Gaucher's disease who develop pulmonary hypertension.

Origin

mid 20th century: named after Phillippe C. E. Gaucher (1854–1918), French physician.

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