Hirschsprung's disease love

Hirschsprung's disease

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  • n. Congenital aganglionic megacolon, a disorder in which the bowel is obstructed by an aganglionic section of bowel and the colon becomes enlarged.

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  • n. congenital condition in which the colon does not have the normal network of nerves; there is little urge to defecate so the feces accumulate and cause megacolon

Etymologies

After Harald Hirschsprung (1830–1916), Danish physician who first described it. (Wiktionary)

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