Wilson's disease

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Wilson's disease

[′wil·sənz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A hereditary disease of ceruloplasmin formation transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by decreased serum ceruloplasmin and copper values, and increased excretion of copper in the urine. Also known as hepatolenticular degeneration.
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