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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

end·ar·te·ri·tis ob·li·te·rans

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

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