crush syndrome

[ krŭsh ]


A severe shocklike condition that follows release of a limb or other large body part after a prolonged period of compression, characterized by edema, hematuria, and renal failure.compression syndrome

Nearby words

  1. crusado,
  2. cruse,
  3. crush,
  4. crush bar,
  5. crush barrier,
  6. crush-resistant,
  7. crushed velvet,
  8. crusher,
  9. crushing,
  10. crushproof

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