familial dysautonomia n.
A congenital disorder involving the nervous system, especially the functioning of the autonomic nervous system, and including such symptoms as indifference to pain, diminished secretion of tears, poor vasomotor control, motor incoordination, difficulty in swallowing and emotional instability. Also called Riley-Day syndrome.
- False diamond
noun 1. any of a number of semiprecious stones that resemble diamond, such as zircon and white topaz
- False diverticulum
false diverticulum n. A diverticulum of the intestine that passes through a defect in the muscular wall of the gut and thus does not include a layer of muscle in its wall.
noun 1. the Pseudo-Isidorian documents.
noun, Pathology. 1. an inherited metabolic disorder caused by a lack or malfunction of receptors for the low-density lipoproteins that activate removal of cholesterol from the blood. Abbreviation: FH. familial hypercholesterolemia n.