Definition of Buerger's disease in English:

Buerger's disease

Syllabification: Buer·ger's dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˈbərɡərz diˌzēz
 
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noun

Inflammation and thrombosis in small and medium-sized blood vessels, typically in the legs and leading to gangrene. It has been associated with smoking.
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  • Never very healthy, she suffered for many years from diabetes and Buerger's disease, which affects the circulation and can lead to gangrene.
  • Skin diseases like psoriasis, eczemas, neurodermatitis, and Buerger's disease are also cured with the help of Pomorie's waters.
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans, also known as Buerger's disease, is a nonatherosclerotic inflammatory disease of the small-sized and medium-sized arteries and veins of the arms and legs.

Origin

early 20th century: named after L. Buerger (1879–1943), American surgeon.

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