Mallory-Weiss syndrome

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Mallory-Weiss syndrome

[′mla·ə·rē ′wīs ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
Painless vomiting of blood secondary to lacerations of the distal esophagus and esophagogastric junction, usually a result of prolonged violent vomiting, coughing, or hiccuping.