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toxic epidermal necrolysis

toxic epidermal necrolysis in Medicine

toxic epidermal necrolysis n.
Abbr. TEN
A syndrome in which a large portion of the skin becomes intensely red and peels off in the manner of a second-degree burn; it is often accompanied by blisters.

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