Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

noun
Wa·​ter·​house-Frid·​er·​ich·​sen syndrome | \ ˈwȯt-ər-ˌhau̇s-ˈfrid-(ə-)rik-sən- How to pronounce Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome

: acute and severe meningococcemia with hemorrhage into the adrenal glands

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“Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Waterhouse-Friderichsen%20syndrome. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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