from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of an artery.
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- n. The inflammation of arterial walls, often due to infection or an autoimmune response.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inflammation of an artery or arteries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of an artery or of the arteries.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inflammation of an artery
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I wonder if giant cell arteritis is actually produced by low fat diets?
I worried, I fretted, I went to see my gp, and a locum--substitute personnel filling in temporarily, for all my non-UK friends--scared me with a possible diagnosis of temporal arteritis, which my regular gp then negated.
Sclerostomiasis with attendant arteritis, thrombus formation and subsequent lodgement of emboli in the iliac, femoral, or other arteries, causes sufficient obstruction to prevent free circulation of blood, and the characteristic lameness of thrombosis results.
-- Partial or complete obstruction of arteries (brachial or others) occurs as the result of direct injury to the vessel wall from compression and tension of muscles and resultant arteritis; lodging of emboli; and parasitic invasion of vessel walls causing internal arteritis.
As judged by lesions of the aorta and iliac arteries in dissecting subjects, the conclusion that arteritis and resultant disorders are of rather frequent occurrence, is logical.
The cause of arteritis is unknown in many instances, but parasitic invasion and contiguous involvement of vessels in some inflammatory injuries are etiological factors.
Subacute or chronic arteritis may affect only the outer coat
_ -- In acute arteritis we find swelling along the vessel, loss of elasticity, friability, and thickening of the walls; a roughness and loss of gloss of the inner coat, with the formation of coagula or pus in the vessel.
This is usually the result of arteritis, and may partly or wholly be impervious to the flow of blood.
The coats undergo the same changes as in arteritis; clots of blood and lymph plug the inflamed vessel, and, if the inflammatory process continues, these are converted into pus, which ruptures the vessel and produces a deep abscess; or it may be carried away in the circulation and produce metastatic abscess in the lungs or other remote organs.