toxic shock syndrome


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toxic shock syndrome

n.
An acute infection characterized by high fever, a sunburnlike rash, vomiting, and diarrhea, followed in severe cases by shock, that is caused by a toxin-producing strain of the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, occurring chiefly among menstruating females who use tampons.

toxic shock syndrome

n
(Pathology) a potentially fatal condition, characterized by fever, stomachache, a painful rash, and a drop in blood pressure, that is caused by staphylococcal blood poisoning. In women it is most commonly caused by a retained tampon during menstruation

tox′ic shock′ syn`drome


n.
a rapidly developing toxemia caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, occurring esp. in menstruating women using high-absorbency tampons.
[1975–80]
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Noun1.toxic shock syndrome - syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcustoxic shock syndrome - syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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toxic shock syndrome

ntoxisches Schocksyndrom
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