jaw claudication


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Related to jaw claudication: temporal arteritis, Polymyalgia rheumatica

claudication

 [klaw″dĭ-ka´shun]
limping or lameness.
intermittent claudication see intermittent claudication.
jaw claudication a complex of symptoms like those of intermittent claudication but seen in the muscles of mastication, occurring in giant cell arteritis.
venous claudication intermittent claudication caused by venous stasis.

jaw claudication

Fatigue or cramping pain felt in the jaw, esp. while eating meats or other tough foods. About half of all patients with giant cell arteritis report this symptom.
See also: claudication