Reye's syndrome

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\ ˈrīz- How to pronounce Reye's syndrome (audio) , ˈrāz- How to pronounce Reye's syndrome (audio) \

Definition of Reye's syndrome

: an often fatal encephalopathy especially of childhood characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, and swelling of the kidneys and brain

called also Reye syndrome

First Known Use of Reye's syndrome

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Reye's syndrome

R. D. K. Reye †1977 Australian pathologist

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“Reye's syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reye%27s%20syndrome. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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Reye's syndrome

noun
\ ˈrīz- also ˈrāz- \
variants: also Reye syndrome \ ˈrī-​ also ˈrā-​ \

Medical Definition of Reye's syndrome

: an often fatal encephalopathy especially of childhood characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, and swelling of the kidneys and brain

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