endarteritis obliterans


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endarteritis

 [en″dahr-ter-i´tis]
inflammation of the tunica intima of an artery; called also endoarteritis.
endarteritis obli´terans a form in which the lumina of the smaller vessels become narrowed or obliterated as a result of proliferation of the tissue of the intimal layer. See also arteriosclerosis obliterans.

end·ar·te·ri·tis ob·li·te·rans

, obliterating endarteritis
an extreme degree of endarteritis proliferans closing the lumen of the artery.

endarteritis obliterans

an inflammatory condition of the lining of the arterial walls in which the intima proliferates, narrowing the lumen of the vessels and occluding the smaller vessels. Also called arteritis obliterans.

end·ar·ter·it·is ob·lit·e·rans

, obliterating endarteritis (end'ahr-tĕr-ī'tis ob-lit'ĕr-anz, ob-lit-ĕr-ā'ting)
An extreme degree of endarteritis proliferans closing the lumen of the artery.
Synonym(s): arteritis obliterans, obliterating arteritis.

endarteritis obliterans

ENDARTERITIS, mainly affecting small arteries, and leading to occlusion of the blood vessels from overgrowth (proliferation) of the lining cells.

endarteritis obliterans

inflammation of intimal/endothelial layer of small blood vessels, characterized by nail bed and toe pulp infarcts; typical of vasculitis associated with rheumatological disease

endarteritis

inflammation of the innermost coat (tunica intima) of an artery.

endarteritis obliterans
a form in which the lumen of the smaller vessels becomes narrowed or obliterated as a result of proliferation of the tissue of the intimal layer.