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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red blotches on the skin.

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  • n. A medical condition characterized by dark red blotches on the skin caused by chronic dilation of the capillaries

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, a dilatation of the small vessels.

Etymologies

New Latin : tel(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio- + Greek ektasis, expansion (from ekteinein, to stretch out : ek-, ex, ex- + teinein, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It is an inflammatory skin condition which makes the complexion in the areas such as the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead become red, ruddy and flushes easily, pustules that resemble acne appear and red fine dilated blood vessels known as telangiectasia may become more prominent.

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  • One of the unique benefits the Sciton Pro-V offers to physicians, is the ability to upgrade the system to a complete vein treatment center including a BBL (TM), broadband light source for vascular conditions such as telangiectasia and rosacea and, available in 2007, a ClearScan (TM) 1064nm Nd: Yag for the transcutaneous treatment of spider veins.

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  • Risks of premenopausal mammography are some four-fold greater for the 2 percent of women who are carriers of the A-T gene (ataxia telangiectasia) and are highly sensitive to the carcinogenic effects of radiation.

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  • Radiation risks are increased by fourfold for the 1% to 2% of women who may be unknowing and silent carriers of the A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia) gene, and thus highly sensitive to the carcinogenic effects of radiation.

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  • The defect also causes a rare and fatal childhood disease called AT (ataxia telangiectasia), which affects neurological and immune function.

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  • Dr. Cox is a world-renowned expert on genetic diseases associated with defects in chromosome 21, including Down Syndrome and ataxia-telangiectasia.

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  • February 12th, 2010 WASHINGTON - A cancer-fighting drug called bevacizumab, also known as Avastin, has offered hope to patients suffering from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), an inherited vascular condition characterized by profuse nosebleeds.

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  • Newswise - Patients suffering from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), an inherited vascular condition characterized by profuse nosebleeds, may find hope in a cancer-fighting drug called bevacizumab, also known as Avastin.

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  • In this respect, individuals with ATM (ataxia telangiectasia) related anomalies are of particular interest becausse of their association with increased risk of both breast cancer and clinical radiosensitivity.

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  • Fine mapping of the hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) 3 locus on chromosome 5 excludes VE-Cadherin-2, Sprouty4 and other interval genes

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