reflex sympathetic dystrophy


reflex sympathetic dystrophy
reflex sympathetic dystrophy n a painful disorder that usu. follows a localized injury, that is marked by burning pain, swelling, and motor and sensory disturbances esp. of an extremity, and that is associated with sympathetic nervous system dysfunction abbr. RSD see SHOULDER-HAND SYNDROME

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complex regional pain syndrome type 1.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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