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sheehan's syndrome

sheehan's syndrome in Medicine

Sheehan's syndrome Shee·han's syndrome (shē'ənz)
n.
Hypopituitarism arising from a severe circulatory collapse during the postpartum period, resulting in pituitary necrosis. Also called postpartum pituitary necrosis syndrome.

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