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von Willebrand's disease

Line breaks: von Wille|brand's dis|ease
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪləbrand
 
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Definition of von Willebrand's disease in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
An inherited disorder characterized by a tendency to bleed, caused by deficiency or abnormality of a plasma coagulation factor ( von Willebrand factor).
Example sentences
  • The most commonly encountered disorders are coagulation factor VIII deficiency, coagulation factor IX deficiency and von Willebrand's disease.
  • Bloat, epilepsy and heart related problems are also reported, as are von Willebrand's disease and hemophilia A.
  • In most patients with von Willebrand disease, factor VIII activity and plasma levels of von Willebrand factor are decreased.

Origin

1940s: named after Erik A. von Willebrand (1870–1949), Finnish physician.

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