Meaning of “POEMS syndrome” in the English Dictionary

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"POEMS syndrome" in British English

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POEMS syndromenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpəʊ.ɪmz ˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us /ˈpoʊ.əmz ˌsɪn.droʊm/ also Crow-Fukase syndrome, Takatsuki syndrome specialized

a condition of the blood that causes damage to the nerves, resulting in weakness of the arms and legs, as well as abnormal changes in the liver, spleen, and endocrine system. POEMS is an acronym of the main features: polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes

(Definition of “POEMS syndrome” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)