compartment syndrome

noun
com·part·ment syndrome | \ kəm-ˈpärt-mənt- \

Medical Definition of compartment syndrome 

: a painful condition resulting from the expansion or overgrowth of enclosed tissue (as of a leg muscle) within its anatomical enclosure (as a muscular sheath) producing pressure that interferes with circulation and adversely affects the function and health of the tissue itself

called also compartmental syndrome

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