Sjögren's syndrome[shōˈgrənz, shœˈ-]
Sjögren's syndrome definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A chronic inflammation of the lachrymal and salivary glands, often accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis and the presence of autoantibodies in the blood, occurring chiefly among women.
Origin: After Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (1899-1986), Swedish ophthalmologist.
sjögren's syndrome - Medical Definition
A syndrome occurring in menopausal women, characterized by keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dryness of mucous membranes, telangiectasias or purpuric spots on the face, and bilateral parotid enlargement; it is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and dental caries. Also called sicca syndrome.