Definition of Toxic shock

1. Noun. Syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus; characterized by fever and diarrhea and nausea and diffuse erythema and shock; occurs especially in menstruating women using highly absorbent tampons.

Exact synonyms: Toxic Shock Syndrome, Tss
Generic synonyms: Syndrome



Medical Definition of Toxic shock

1. See toxic shock syndrome. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toxic Shock

toxic effect
toxic epidermal necrolysis
toxic equivalent
toxic goiter
toxic haemoglobinuria
toxic hydrocephalus
toxic industrial waste
toxic megacolon
toxic multinodular goiter
toxic nephrosis
toxic neuritis
toxic nodular goitre
toxic oil syndrome
toxic psychosis
toxic retinopathy
toxic shock (current term)
toxic site
toxic substances
toxic tetanus
toxic unit
toxic waste
toxic waste area
toxic waste dump
toxic waste site
toxic wastes
toxicaemia
toxical
toxically
toxicant

Literary usage of Toxic shock

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1. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"toxic shock.—The condition known as anaphylaxis and that which follows the injection of histamine into normal animals furnish the best known examples of ..."

2. The American Year Book by Simon Newton Dexter North, Francis Graham Wickware, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"... and breathed the air under normal atmos- toxic, and may give rise to a condi- pheric pressure, while the air pres- tion called "toxic shock. ..."

3. Blood-pressure by George William Norris (1917)
"Medical or toxic shock.—A condition of shock clinically identical with that ... That there is, however, a difference between toxic shock and that due to ..."

4. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"toxic shock syndrome and the vaginal contraceptive sponge. JAMA 1986; 255:216-8. 33. Centers for Disease Control. toxic shock syndrome and the vaginal ..."

5. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Similar scenarios involving human behavior underlie several recent infectious crises, including Legionnaire's disease and toxic shock syndrome. ..."

6. Current Issues in Women's Health: An Fda Consumer Special Report (1993)
"If you have had toxic shock, seek medical advice before using tampons. toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is rare, but it can be fatal. If you have symptoms, ..."

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