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Medical Term:

Mallory-Weiss syndrome

Pronunciation: mal'o-re wis

Definition: upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage resulting from a laceration in the mucosa at the gastroesophageal junction, usually induced by retching or vomiting.

Synonym(s): Mallory-Weiss lesion, Mallory-Weiss tear

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