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Complication

Definition(s)

Something that introduces usually unexpected difficulties, problems, or changes.

Definition from: Metathesaurus Names via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A secondary disease or condition that develops in the course of a primary disease or condition and arises either as a result of it or from independent causes.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014