crush syndrome

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crush syndrome

[′krəsh ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A severe, often fatal condition that follows a severe crushing injury, particularly involving large muscle masses, characterized by fluid and blood loss, shock, hematuria, and renal failure. Also known as compression syndrome.
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