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Definition of Organ failure

Organ failure: The failure of an essential system in the body. Multiple organ failure is the failure of two or more systems, such as the cardiovascular, and renal systems, and is a common consequence of sepsis (the presence of bacteria in the bloods) and of shock (very low blood pressure).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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