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TSS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does TSS mean? 

TSS (noun)
  The noun TSS has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: TSS used as a noun is very rare.


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TSS (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

toxic shock; toxic shock syndrome; TSS

Hypernyms ("TSS" is a kind of...):

syndrome (a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease)


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