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The scientific term for this temporary narrowing of arteries is reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.
The headache was the result of an unusual blood vessel condition called reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), doctors reported in the British Medical Journal’s Case Reports.
This syndrome is so similar to being shot and carrying a bullet inside you.
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Computer vision syndrome is not nearly as romantic.
Griffin was thus born with amniotic band syndrome, a congenital disorder that constricts the appendages, including fingers and toes.
Trainer's Room Red Sox: RHP Tyler Thornburg (thoracic outlet syndrome surgery) threw in a minor league spring training game.
Painful-bladder syndrome Technically known as interstitial cystitis, this condition is what doctors call pain in the bladder with no obvious or identifiable cause.
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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
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