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storm

 [storm]
an outburst; a temporary and sudden increase in symptoms.
thyroid storm (thyrotoxic storm) thyroid crisis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

storm

(stōrm),
An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Adverse weather with a wind speed of 48 to 55 knots/hour, 55 to 63 mph, and 89 to 102 km/hour
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

storm

(stōrm)
An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

storm

A sudden worsening of the symptoms and other features of a disease. Used more often in the adjectival form ‘stormy’ or as the metaphor ‘stormy passage’.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

storm

(stōrm)
An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
No one wanted to risk such an accident as that, you may be sure; so all the passengers stayed huddled up in the dark cabin, listening to the shrieking of the storm and the creaking of the masts and rigging and trying to keep from bumping into one another when the ship tipped sidewise.
It partook of the magnitude and volume of distant thunder, and it came to us directly from leeward, rising above the crash of the surf and travelling directly in the teeth of the storm. As we passed the point the whole cove burst upon our view, a half-moon of white sandy beach upon which broke a huge surf, and which was covered with myriads of seals.
`cobble' or his `mule', as they term the different classes of boats, would remain in the harbour till the storm had passed.
The building, which had seemed so small in the tumult of the storm, now became as square and spacious as usual.
On the 4th, however, the sea became more calm, and the storm lessened its violence; the wind veered southward, and was once more favourable.
By this time it blew a terrible storm indeed; and now I began to see terror and amazement in the faces even of the seamen themselves.
I say splashed, for the storm water was sweeping the sand down the hill in a muddy torrent.
She did not like to be left alone at such a height, in such a place, in the darkness, with a storm about to break.
No, no, Miss Silvester--I am sorry to be in the way, but the train has gone, and the night and the storm have come.
The expiring effort of the previous night's storm had been a light fall of snow; there were no footprints; the white surface was unbroken.
Traveling with the storm she was safe, but where was it bearing her?
When this most tremendous and effective storm that had ever been produced in any theater was at last over, the King's approbation was measureless.