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polyarteritis nodosa

Definitions

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  • n. a progressive disease of connective tissue that is characterized by nodules along arteries; nodules may block the artery and result in inadequate circulation to the particular area

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Examples

  • Lucy has PAN—polyarteritis nodosa—an inflammatory process that affects many vessels in the body, particularly the larger blood vessels, or arteries.

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