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Reye's syndrome(rīz, rāz) or Reye syndrome (rī, rā)
An acute disorder characterized by encephalopathy and an accumulation of fatty deposits in the liver, resulting in vomiting, disorientation, and coma and occurring mainly in children following a viral infection such as chickenpox or influenza. It is linked to the use of aspirin and other salicylates.
[After Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (1912-1978), Australian pediatrician.]
Reye's syndrome(raɪz; reɪz)
(Pathology) a rare metabolic disease in children that can be fatal, involving damage to the brain, liver, and kidneys
[C20: named after R. D. K. Reye (1912–78) Australian paediatrician]
a rare disorder occurring primarily in children after a viral illness and associated with aspirin usage, characterized by vomiting, swelling of the brain, and liver dysfunction.
[after Ralph Douglas Kenneth Reye (1912–78), Australian pediatrician, who cowrote a description of the syndrome in 1963]
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|Noun||1.||Reye's syndrome - acquired encephalopathy following acute viral infections (especially influenza or chicken pox) in young children; characterized by fever, vomiting, disorientation, coma, and fatty infiltration of the liver|
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
n. síndrome de Reye, enfermedad aguda que se manifiesta en niños y adolescentes con edema agudo en órganos importantes esp. en el cerebro y el hígado.