Munchausen syndrome by proxy

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Munchausen syndrome by proxy

n.
A psychiatric disorder in which a parent or other caregiver seeks attention from medical professionals by causing or fabricating signs or symptoms of illness in a child.

Mun′chausen syn`drome by prox′y


n.
a form of Munchausen syndrome in which a person induces or claims to observe a disease in another, usually a close relative, in order to attract the doctor's attention to herself or himself.
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