Plummer-Vinson syndrome

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Plum·​mer-Vin·​son syndrome | \ ˈpləm-ər-ˈvin(t)-sən- How to pronounce Plummer-Vinson syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Plummer-Vinson syndrome

: a condition that is marked especially by the growth of a mucous membrane across the esophageal lumen, by difficulty in swallowing, and by hypochromic anemia and that is usually considered to be due to an iron deficiency

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“Plummer-Vinson syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Plummer-Vinson%20syndrome. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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