Munchausen's syndrome
noun see Munchausen syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Munchausen's syndrome — a mental disorder in which the patient persistently tries to obtain hospital treatment, especially surgery, for an illness that is nonexistent: it is an extreme form of malingering. The disease may be described in vivid detail, and in some cases… …   Medical dictionary

  • Munchausen's syndrome — [ mʌn(t)ʃˌaʊz(ə)nz] noun Psychiatry a mental disorder in which a person feigns severe illness so as to obtain medical attention. ↘(Munchausen s syndrome by proxy) a mental disorder in which a person seeks attention by inducing or feigning illness …   English new terms dictionary

  • Munchausen's syndrome — Münchhausen s syndrome a mental disorder in which the patient persistently tries to obtain invasive hospital treatment, especially surgery, for an illness that is nonexistent. The disease may be described in vivid detail, and in some cases injury …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Munchausen's syndrome — noun syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found • Syn: ↑Munchausen syndrome • Hypernyms: ↑syndrome …   Useful english dictionary

  • Munchausen's syndrome — UK [ˈmʌntʃaʊzənz ˌsɪndrəʊm] / US [ˈmʌntʃaʊzənz ˌsɪndroʊm] noun [uncountable] a condition in which someone pretends to have a serious illness in order to get treatment and sympathy from medical workers …   English dictionary

  • Munchausen’s syndrome — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Munchausen's syndrome by proxy — a mental disorder in which a person seeks attention by inducing or feigning illness in another person, typically a child. → Munchausen s syndrome …   English new terms dictionary

  • Munchausen's syndrome by proxy — noun see Munchausen syndrome by proxy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Синдром Мюнхгаузена (Munchausen 'S Syndrome) — психическое расстройство, при котором больной упорно старается попасть в больницу, особенно для оказания ему хирургической помощи, несмотря на то, что у него отсутствуют симптомы какого бы то ни было заболевания; данный синдром является одним из… …   Медицинские термины

  • Münchhausen's syndrome — Munchausen s syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”