Share this entry
compartment syndrome Syllabification: com·part·ment syn·drome

Definition of compartment syndrome in English:


A condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm.
Example sentences
  • Loss of sensation may be the first sign of a developing compartment syndrome.
  • There have been many recent proposals of new diagnostic techniques for chronic exertional compartment syndrome.
  • The mainstay of treatment for chronic exertional compartment syndrome has been surgery.
Definition of compartment syndrome in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources