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Hodgkin's disease

noun Hodg·kin's disease \ˈhäj-kinz-\

Definition of HODGKIN'S DISEASE

:  a neoplastic disease that is characterized by progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and by progressive anemia —called also Hodgkin's, Hodgkin's lymphoma

Origin of HODGKIN'S DISEASE

Thomas Hodgkin †1866 English physician
First Known Use: 1865

Hodgkin's disease

noun Hodg·kin's disease \ˈhäj-kənz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HODGKIN'S DISEASE

:  a malignant lymphoma that is marked by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells and is characterized by progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, and liver and by progressive anemia

Biographical Note for HODGKIN'S DISEASE

Hodgkin, Thomas (1798–1866), British physician. Hodgkin made important contributions in pathology, including a treatise on the anatomy of diseased tissue that spurred the study of tissue pathology in Great Britain. He is known for his description of aortic regurgitation in 1829 and of Hodgkin's disease in 1832. The latter disease was named in his honor in 1865 by fellow British physician Sir Samuel Wilks (1824–1911).

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