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Definition of SARS

SARS: Severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by the coronavirus. A severe form of pneumonia that appeared in outbreaks in 2003. See: Severe acute respiratory syndrome.

Medically reviewed by Martin Zipser, MD; Board Certified: Surgery


Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2014

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