Definition of Gaucher's disease in English:
A hereditary disease in which the metabolism and storage of fats is abnormal. It results in bone fragility, neurological disturbance, anemia, and enlargement of the liver and spleen.
- 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.
mid 20th century: named after Phillippe C. E. Gaucher (1854–1918), French physician.
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