Munchausen's syndrome by proxy
noun see Munchausen syndrome by proxy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • Münchausen syndrome by proxy — Classification and external resources DiseasesDB 33167 eMedicine med/3544 …   Wikipedia

  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy — also Munchausen s syndrome by proxy bī präk sē n a psychological disorder in which a parent and typically a mother harms her child (as by poisoning), falsifies the child s medical history, or tampers with the child s medical specimens in order to …   Medical dictionary

  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy — noun → factitious disease. Abbrev.: MSBP, MBP Also, Munchausen s syndrome by proxy. {See Munchausen syndrome} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy — noun Date: 1977 a psychological disorder in which a parent and typically a mother harms her child (as by poisoning), falsifies the child s medical history, or tampers with the child s medical specimens in order to create a situation that requires …   New Collegiate 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 — 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 — 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 syndrome by proxy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 33167 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 3544| eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|ped|2742 | MeshID = D016735 Fabricated or induced illness (FII), or… …   Wikipedia

  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy — Mun′chausen syn drome by prox′y n. psy a form of Munchausen syndrome in which a person induces or claims to observe a disease in another, usually a close relative, in order to attract the doctor s attention to herself or himself …   From formal English to slang

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