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Hepatolenticular degeneration

hepatolenticular degeneration hep·a·to·len·tic·u·lar degeneration (hěp’ə-tō-lěn-tĭk’yə-lər, hĭ-pāt’ō-)
An inherited disorder of copper metabolism characterized by cirrhosis, degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain, and the deposition of green pigment in the periphery of the cornea. Also called Wilson’s disease.


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