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noun, Psychiatry.
a factitious disorder in which otherwise healthy individuals seek to hospitalize themselves with feigned or self-induced pathology in order to receive surgical or other medical treatment.

Munchausen syndrome Mun·chau·sen syndrome or Munch·hau·sen syndrome (mŭn’chou’zən, mŭnch’hou’-, münKH’hou’-)
A psychological disorder characterized by the repeated fabrication of disease symptoms for the purpose of gaining medical attention.


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