Simpson's syndrome (Sir James Young Simpson)
A syndrome of abdominal swelling, pseudocyesis, depression of diaphragm and lordosis of spine.
A syndrome of abdominal swelling, pseudocyesis, depression of diaphragm and lordosis of spine. Occur in women or occasionally in men.
A similar syndrome is the couvade syndrome, consisting of physical and emotional health problems experienced by a man during his partner’s pregnancy and in the immediate postpartum period. The term couvade is derived from the French verb couver, which means to brood or hatch.
- J. Simpson:
Clinical Lectures on Diseases of Women. Edinburgh, Black, 1872: 363.
- L. Y. Bogren:
Couvade. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Copenhagen, 1983, 68: 55-65.
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