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Descriptor English:   Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome Carcinoide Maligno 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome do Carcinoide Maligno 
Synonyms English:   Carcinoid Syndrome, Malignant
Carcinoid Syndromes, Malignant
Malignant Carcinoid Syndromes
Syndrome, Malignant Carcinoid
Syndromes, Malignant Carcinoid  
Tree Number:   C04.557.465.625.650.200.500
Definition English:   A symptom complex associated with CARCINOID TUMOR and characterized by attacks of severe flushing of the skin, diarrheal watery stools, bronchoconstriction, sudden drops in blood pressure, edema, and ascites. The carcinoid tumors are usually located in the gastrointestinal tract and metastasize to the liver. Symptoms are caused by tumor secretion of serotonin, prostaglandins, and other biologically active substances. Cardiac manifestations constitute CARCINOID HEART DISEASE. (Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed) 
Indexing Annotation English:   for cardiac manifestation index CARCINOID HEART DISEASE
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   8476 
Unique Identifier:   D008303 

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