Definition of claudication in English:

claudication

Syllabification: clau·di·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌklôdəˈkāSH(ə)n
 
/

noun

Medicine
1Limping.
1.1 (also intermittent claudication) A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries.
More example sentences
  • There is therefore overwhelming evidence that supervised exercise is of symptomatic benefit for intermittent claudication and little evidence that exercise advice alone is an effective treatment.
  • Progressive symptoms, crippling claudication and limb ischemia warrant more aggressive interventions.
  • If conservative treatment through lifestyle modification isn't sufficient to ease claudication or prevent the disease from progressing, you may have other treatment options.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin claudicatio(n-), from the verb claudicare 'to limp', from claudus 'lame'.

Definition of claudication in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude