carcinoid syndrome

noun

Definition of carcinoid syndrome

medical

  1. :  a syndrome that is caused by vasoactive substances secreted by carcinoid tumors and is characterized by flushing, cyanosis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and valvular heart disease When a carcinoid tumor develops, it can give off excess serotonin that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome is characterized by flushing, wheezing, feeling both hot and cold, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and, after a time, heart problems. — Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley, Miami Herald, 26 July 2013

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1955

First Known Use of carcinoid syndrome

1955


Medical Dictionary

carcinoid syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of carcinoid syndrome

  1. :  a syndrome that is caused by vasoactive substances secreted by carcinoid tumors and is characterized by flushing, cyanosis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and valvular heart disease


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