Medical Dictionary

compartment syndrome

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

Medical Definition of compartment syndrome

  1. :  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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