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gray syndrome

gray syndrome in Medicine

gray syndrome or gray-baby syndrome
n.
A potentially fatal syndrome of infants caused by transplacental effects of chloramphenicol administered to the mother and resulting in the infant's gray appearance at birth and during the neonatal period. Also called gray-baby syndrome.

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