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tumor lysis syndrome

tumor lysis syndrome in Medicine

tumor lysis syndrome n.
A syndrome characterized by abnormally high levels of phosphates, potassium, and uric acid and by abnormally low levels of calcium in the blood following induction chemotherapy of malignant tumors, possibly caused by the release of intracellular products by cell lysis.

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