arteritis nodosa


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pol·y·ar·ter·i·tis no·do·sa

segmental inflammation, with infiltration by eosinophils, and necrosis of medium-sized or small arteries, more common in males, with varied symptoms related to involvement of arteries in the kidneys, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and heart.
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arteritis nodosa

Widespread inflammation of adventitia of small and medium-sized arteries with impaired function of the involved organs. Synonym: periarteritis nodosa; polyarteritis nodosa
See also: arteritis
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