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Reye's syndrome

[rahyz, reyz]
noun Pathology.
  1. an uncommon, severe disorder occurring primarily in children after a viral illness, as influenza or chickenpox, and associated with aspirin usage, involving swelling of the brain and liver and affecting other organs: symptoms include fever, projectile vomiting, confusion, and, sometimes, respiratory arrest.
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Origin of Reye's syndrome

after Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (1912–78), Australian pediatrician, who co-wrote a description of the syndrome in 1963
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British Dictionary definitions for reye's syndrome

Reye's syndrome

noun
  1. a rare metabolic disease in children that can be fatal, involving damage to the brain, liver, and kidneys
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Word Origin for Reye's syndrome

C20: named after R. D. K. Reye (1912–78) Australian paediatrician
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reye's syndrome in Medicine

Reye's syndrome

(rīz, rāz)
n.
  1. An acute encephalopathy characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, disorientation, and coma, occurring mainly in children and usually following a viral infection, such as chicken pox or influenza.
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reye's syndrome in Science

Reye's syndrome

[rīz]
  1. A rare, acute encephalopathy characterized by fever, vomiting, fatty infiltration of the liver, disorientation, and coma, occurring mainly in children and usually following a viral infection, such as chickenpox or influenza.
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