carcinoid syndrome

noun

: a syndrome that is caused by vasoactive substances secreted by carcinoid tumors and is characterized by flushing, cyanosis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and valvular heart disease

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“Carcinoid syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/carcinoid%20syndrome. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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