PMIS

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\ ˌpē-ˌem-ˌī-ˈes How to pronounce PMIS (audio) \

Definition of PMIS

: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children A rare complication called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS, has put several children in the pediatric intensive care units at Norton Children's Hospital.— Deborah Yetter

First Known Use of PMIS

2020, in the meaning defined above

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“PMIS.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/PMIS. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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PMIS

abbreviation or noun
\ ˌpē-ˌem-ˌī-ˈes How to pronounce PMIS (audio) \

Medical Definition of PMIS

: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children PMIS, as the syndrome is known, is thought to occur when a coronavirus infection triggers an over-the-top immune response in children and teens. The resultant inflammation can stress or damage the heart.— Steve Orr, Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle A rare complication called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS, has put several children in the pediatric intensive care units at Norton Children's Hospital.— Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

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