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dump·ing syn·drome

the syndrome that occurs after eating, most often seen in patients with shunts of the upper alimentary canal that bypass or remove the pylorus; characterized by flushing, sweating, dizziness, weakness, and vasomotor collapse, resulting from rapid passage of large amounts of food into the small intestine, with an osmotic effect removing fluid from plasma and causing relative hypovolemia.

dumping

/dump·ing/ (dump´ing) see under syndrome.
Forensics A term used in 2 different contexts regarding a person’s untimely demise and disposal of the body
Homicide Dumping is an expedient for moving the body of a murder victim(s)—e.g., in the context of organised crime or drug wars
Accidental death When a drug abuser overdoses and dies, his/her friend(s), fearing legal consequences of drug abuse per se, or the potential accusations of homicide, may remove—‘dump’—the body after having first attempted resuscitation, resulting in changes to the body which themselves may mimic homicidal injuries
Gastroenterology See Dumping syndrome
Managed care, ethics Patient dumping The practice, often by private, for-profit hospitals, of transferring indigent, uninsured patients to other, usually public, hospitals for economic reasons; patient-transfer guidelines and laws are generally limited to cases of ‘unstable’ emergencies and women in active labour
Surgery See Dumping syndrome

dumping

Medical ethics Patient dumping The practice, often by private, for-profit hospitals, of transferring indigent, uninsured Pts to other, usually public, hospitals for economic reasons; Pt-transfer guidelines and laws are generally limited to cases of 'unstable' emergencies and ♀ in active labor. Cf 'Anti-dumping' laws Surgery See Dumping syndrome.

dumping

1. shortening the toe of the hoof by rasping down the outside wall; creates a weakness of the wall and is a defect in a shod horse.
2. heavy mechanical compression of a standard bale of wool to about half of its normal size and clamping by metal bands; used to facilitate export shipment.