Sjögren's syndrome

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Sjögren's syndrome

[′shō·grənz ‚sin‚drōm]
(immunology)
An autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of salivary and lacrimal glands, damage by T lymphocytes within the glands may be accompanied by damage by immune complexes throughout the body.
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More than one parathyroid gland may be involved, although multifocal disease is seen in the presence of autoimmune disorders, such as Sjogren's disease.
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