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Stendhal Syndrome

The Stendhal syndrome is a term used to describe feeling overwhelmed by the beauty of a work of art. The name comes from the French writer Stendhal, who wrote about the dizzying sensation of seeing the art in Florence. It’s somewhat similar to...

cubital tunnel syndrome

cubital tunnel syndrome  n.— «Orthopedic specialists around the globe are seeing the worldwide strike of a new condition known as cubital tunnel syndrome (commonly called cell phone elbow) that can potentially cause long-term nerve damage...

talk and die syndrome

talk and die syndrome  n.— «Doctors have suggested that Richardson suffered from something called “talk and die” syndrome, in which bleeding that occurs between the skull and brain stem is delayed. Patients seem fine after the...

backyard syndrome

backyard syndrome  n.— «The early-March snowstorm that creamed the Eastern seaboard largely missed Vermont’s big skiing areas. But resort operators were delighted nevertheless, because the storm whetted the appetite of all those coastal...

doom loop

doom loop  n.— «Companies that don’t go through this process will be facing even greater risks. Startups that rely solely on cutting could head into a downward spiral if revenue doesn’t increase enough to offset low margins. That could...

café-au-lait spot

café-au-lait spot  n.— «McCune-Albright syndrome can cause patches of darker skin coloring. These areas are called café-au-lait spots because, in children with light complexions, these spots are the color of coffee with milk. In...