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tox'ic shock' syn"drome



Pathol.
a rapidly developing, sometimes fatal infection characterized by sudden onset of fever, gastrointestinal upsets, a sunburnlike rash, and a drop in blood pressure: caused by a Staphylococcus aureus toxin and occurring esp. in menstruating women using high-absorbency tampons. Abbr.: TSS

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

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