carcinoid syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of carcinoid syndrome 

: 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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