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arteritis

 [ahr″ter-i´tis] (pl. arteri´tides)
inflammation of an artery.
aortic arch arteritis pulseless disease.
brachiocephalic arteritis pulseless disease.
cranial arteritis temporal arteritis.
giant cell arteritis temporal arteritis.
hemolytic arteritis, microangiopathic pulseless disease.
arteritis obli´terans endarteritis obliterans.
rheumatic arteritis generalized inflammation of arterioles and arterial capillaries occurring in rheumatic fever.
Takayasu's arteritis pulseless disease.
temporal arteritis a chronic vascular disease of unknown origin, occurring in the elderly, characterized by severe headache, fever, and accumulation of giant cells in the walls of medium-sized arteries, especially the temporal arteries. Ocular involvement may cause visual impairment or blindness.

ar·te·ri·tis

(ar'ter-ī'tis),
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]

arteritis

(är′tə-rī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of an artery or arteries.

arteritis

Inflammation of an artery. See Granulomatous arteritis, Small vessel arteritis.

ar·te·ri·tis

(ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]

arteritis

One of a number of inflammatory diseases of small arteries characterized by swelling, tenderness and possible obstruction to the blood flow. See TEMPORAL ARTERITIS.

Arteritis

Inflammation of an artery.
Mentioned in: Kawasaki Syndrome

ar·te·ri·tis

(ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Inflammation or infection involving an artery or arteries.
[L. arteria, artery, + G. -itis, inflammation]

Patient discussion about arteritis

Q. What are side effects after you have had a temporal arteritis biopsy?

A. like every biopsy- when there are anatomical variations you might cause damage. but that is fairly rare...from what i remember it's a very safe procedure.

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