Wilson’s disease


Wilson’s disease

Wilson’s disease Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. 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.

Origin of Wilson’s disease named after Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1936), British neurologist, who described it in 1912 wilson’s disease in Medicine Wilson’s disease [wĭl′sənz] n.

  1. 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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