medical Definition of Gaucher disease
- In the U.S., Gaucher disease is most common among descendants of Eastern European Jews, but also appears in the non-Jewish population.
- —Greg Johnson, The Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 1992
- Gaucher's disease is caused by a recessive mutation in the enzyme that cleaves glucose from the lipid portion of sphingolipids.
- —Gina Kolata, Science, 13 Mar. 1987
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