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Albatross,large sea bird that figures prominently in Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
Albatross syndrome - Synonym(s): Münchausen syndrome
Münchausen,Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von, German soldier and adventurer, 1720-1797.
Münchausen by proxy syndrome - a parent, usually knowledgeable about or experienced in health care, harming a child in order to gain the attention of healthcare providers.
Münchausen syndrome - repeated fabrication of clinically convincing simulations of disease for the purpose of gaining medical attention. Synonym(s): Albatross syndrome
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