Definition of Sjögren's syndrome in English:

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Sjögren's syndrome

Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͝oɡrənz ˌsindrōm/
(also Sjögren's disease)

noun

Medicine
A chronic autoimmune condition characterized by degeneration of the salivary and lachrymal glands, causing dryness of the mouth and eyes.
Example sentences
  • Given the rarity of conditions such as scleroderma and Sjögren's syndrome, a study would need to be very large to fully clarify the association between breast implants and these disorders.
  • This is the mouth of a 58 year old woman who has secondary Sjögren's syndrome associated with limited scleroderma.

Origin

1930s: named after Henrik S. C. Sjögren (1899–1986), Swedish physician.

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Syllabification: Sjö·gren's syn·drome

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