Recent Examples of syndrome from the Web
Medications can control the extent of the reaction, but some early patients died of the syndrome.
Losing a baby in the second or third trimester, hemorrhaging, stillbirth, HELLP syndrome, cholestasis.
Brian Skotko, the co-director of the Down syndrome program at Massachusetts General Hospital, sees 250 patients with the condition a year.
In the lawsuit, Kay said Minaldi was diagnosed with severe Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, a degenerative brain disorder linked to alcohol abuse.
Margaret Osiecki, a mother of three children, two of who have Down's syndrome, talks about the effect on her family of cuts to state aid to services for people with disabilities.
Everyone feels imposter syndrome, and everyone has to learn how to do something at some point.
The show, from Bunim/Murray (The Real World) , follows the adventures of a group of young people with Down syndrome.
How to Prevent One of the Most Common Hand Pains Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem that can cause a lot of pain.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'syndrome.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Combining its two Greek roots, syndrome means basically "running together". So when diagnosing a condition or disease, doctors tend to look for a group of symptoms existing together. As long as a set of symptoms remains mysterious, it may be referred to as a specific syndrome. But if that name is used for a while, it may become the condition's permanent name, even after an underlying cause has been found. So today we have Down syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, sick building syndrome, and many more. And since mental conditions often turn out to have physical causes, syndrome is used in psychology as well as in medicine.
SYNDROME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of syndrome for English Language Learners
: a disease or disorder that involves a particular group of signs and symptoms
medical Definition of syndrome
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up syndrome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).