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Norrie disease

noun Nor·rie disease
variants: also

Norrie's disease

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Medical Definition of Norrie disease

  1. :  a rare congenital X-linked disease that affects males and is characterized especially by retinal malformation and opacification of the vitreous body leading to blindness, by progressive mental deterioration, and by deafness

Biographical Note for norrie disease

Norrie

,

Gordon

(1855–1941), Danish ophthalmologist. Norrie described the congenital disease that bears his name in a 1927 article on the causes of blindness in children.


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