multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

: progressive dysfunction of two or more major organ systems in a critically ill patient that makes it impossible to maintain homeostasis without medical intervention and that is typically a complication of sepsis and is a major factor in predicting mortality abbreviation MODS

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“Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/multiple%20organ%20dysfunction%20syndrome. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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