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Reye's' syn"drome



Pronunciation: (rīz, rāz), [key] Pathol.
an uncommon, severe disorder occurring primarily in children after a viral illness, as influenza or chickenpox, and associated with aspirin usage, involving swelling of the brain and liver and affecting other organs: symptoms include fever, projectile vomiting, confusion, and, sometimes, respiratory arrest.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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