microangiopathy

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microangiopathy

 [mi″kro-an″je-op´ah-the]
a disorder involving the small blood vessels. adj., adj microangiopath´ic.
thrombotic microangiopathy formation of thrombi in the arterioles and capillaries; proposed name for a syndrome that would include both thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cap·il·la·rop·a·thy

(kap'i-lă-rop'ă-thē),
Any disease of the capillaries, often applied to vascular changes in diabetes mellitus.
Synonym(s): microangiopathy
[capillary + G. pathos, disease]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

microangiopathy

Any defect of very small blood vessels, usually capillaries, which is most common in diabetes, especially if poorly controlled. Despite thickening of the vascular basement membranes by a hyaline-like material, which corresponds to advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs), the vessels are leaky and allow transvascular passage of plasma proteins. AGEs or advanced diabetic microangiopathy-induced ischaemia directly impacts on the retina, the kidney and the peripheral nerves.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

microangiopathy

Vascular disease Any defect of very small blood vessels, usually capillaries, which is most common in DM. See Diabetic microangiopathy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cap·il·la·rop·a·thy

(kap'i-lă-rop'ă-thē)
Any disease of the capillaries, often applied to vascular changes in diabetes mellitus.
Synonym(s): microangiopathy.
[capillary + G. pathos, disease]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cap·il·la·rop·a·thy

(kap'i-lă-rop'ă-thē)
Any disease of the capillaries.
Synonym(s): microangiopathy.
[capillary + G. pathos, disease]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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