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Munchausen syndrome

Definitions

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

  • n. A psychological disorder characterized by the repeated fabrication or causation of disease symptoms or trauma for the purpose of gaining medical attention or treatment.

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  • n. 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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