WOLMAN'S DISEASE

a hereditary metabolic disorder marked by an insufficiency of acid lipase, an enzyme required to synthesize lipid molecules. The adrenal glands come to be enlarged and calcified. Psychomotor development in impacted babies is prolonged, and cognitive retardation might exist, but hard to document because of overriding impacts of diarrhea, vomiting, and other indicators of minor disease. Commonly referred to as main familial xanthomatosis.

WOLMAN'S DISEASE: "Wolman's disease involves the breakdown and use of cholesterol and fats. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WOLMAN'S DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/wolmans-disease/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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