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toxic shock syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME

:  an acute and sometimes fatal disease that is characterized by fever, nausea, diarrhea, diffuse erythema, and shock, that is associated especially with the presence of a bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus (S. aureus), and that occurs especially in menstruating females using tampons—called also toxic shock
May 23, 2015
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