Definitions for sjogren's syndrome
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sjogren's syndrome
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease in which the salivary and lacrimal glands undergo progressive destruction by lymphocytes and plasma cells resulting in decreased production of saliva and tears. The primary form, often called sicca syndrome, involves both KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA and XEROSTOMIA. The secondary form includes, in addition, the presence of a connective tissue disease, usually rheumatoid arthritis.
Find a translation for the sjogren's syndrome definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these sjogren's syndrome definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"sjogren's syndrome." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 5 Aug. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/sjogren's syndrome>.