milk-alkali syndrome

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milk-alkali syndrome

[′milk ′al·kə‚lī ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms associated with prolonged excessive intake of milk and soluble alkali, including hypercalcemia, renal insufficiency, milk alkalosis, conjunctivitis, and calcinosis. Also known as Burnett's syndrome; milk-drinker's syndrome.
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