Munchausen syndrome by proxy

noun

Definition of Munchausen syndrome by proxy

:a psychological disorder in which a parent and typically a mother harms her child (as by poisoning), falsifies the child's medical history, or tampers with the child's medical specimens in order to create a situation that requires or seems to require medical attention called also Munchausen's syndrome by proxy

First Known Use of munchausen syndrome by proxy

1977


Medical Dictionary

Munchausen syndrome by proxy

noun
variants: also Munchausen's syndrome by proxy \-bī-ˈpräk-sē\

medical Definition of Munchausen syndrome by proxy

:a psychological disorder in which a parent and typically a mother harms her child (as by poisoning), falsifies the child's medical history, or tampers with the child's medical specimens in order to create a situation that requires or seems to require medical attention

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