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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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syndromesyn‧drome /ˈsɪndrəʊm $ -droʊm/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 medicalMI an illness which consists of a set of physical or mental problems – often used in the name of illnesses people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome2 TYPICALa set of qualities, events, or types of behaviour that is typical of a particular kind of problem ‘The underdog syndrome’ is a belief that things are beyond your control.
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syndromeAn extra tablespoon sprinkled over the breakfast cereal can help control irritable bowel syndrome, piles, appendicitis and bowel cancer.This was not necessary with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms as their prevalence does not change with age in this population.Herniated disk syndrome is more common in males.The average life expectancy of a child with Down syndrome was 9 years in 1910.A further patient was found to have the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.Two doctors have told her that she has premenstrual syndrome and that most women do.It is estimated that as many as 13,000 have died and 270,000 are victims of the syndrome.This paradox has prompted research on the potential contribution of varying infant care practices to the prevention of deaths from this syndrome.