Sjögren's syndrome

noun
Sjö·​gren's syndrome
variants: also Sjögren syndrome \ ˈshœ̅-​ˌgren(z)-​ \

Medical Definition of Sjögren's syndrome

: a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects especially older women, that is characterized by dryness of mucous membranes especially of the eyes and mouth and by infiltration of the affected tissues by lymphocytes, and that is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis

called also sicca syndrome, Sjögren's, Sjögren's disease

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