Definition: 'Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy'
Munchausen syndrome by proxyType: Term
1. a form of child maltreatment or abuse inflicted by a caretaker (usually the mother) with fabrications of symptoms and/or induction of signs of disease, leading to unnecessary investigations and interventions, with occasional serious health consequences, including death of the child.
Synonyms: factitious illness by proxy
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