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Munchausen syndrome

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A psychiatric disorder characterized by the repeated fabrication of disease signs and symptoms for the purpose of gaining medical attention.

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  • noun syndrome consisting of feigning acute and dramatic illness for which no clinical evidence is ever found

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen (because the fabricated diseases recalled his fictionalized accounts of his life).]

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