Sjogren-s-syndrome meaning

shōgrənz, shœ-
A chronic autoimmune disease occurring mostly in older women, characterized by keratoconjunctivitis, dryness of mucous membranes, telangiectasias on the face, and enlargement of both parotid glands. It is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and dental caries.
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A chronic autoimmune disease occurring mostly in older women, characterized by keratoconjunctivitis, dryness of mucous membranes, joint pain, fatigue, and enlargement of the parotid glands. It is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, and dental caries.
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Origin of sjogren-s-syndrome

  • After Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (1899–1986), Swedish ophthalmologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition