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boerhaave's syndrome

boerhaave's syndrome in Medicine

Boerhaave's syndrome Boer·haa·ve's syndrome (bôr'hä'vəz, bur'-)
n.
Complete and spontaneous rupture of the lower esophagus, often causing painful swallowing.

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