(also Raynaud's syndrome)
A disease characterized by spasm of the arteries in the extremities, especially the fingers ( Raynaud’s phenomenon). It is typically brought on by constant cold or vibration, and leads to pallor, pain, numbness, and in severe cases, gangrene.
- My friend's French cousin had developed a complication of SLE, Raynaud's phenomenon where there is poor finger blood flow.
- Ginkgo has been used experimentally to treat diabetics and Raynaud's disease.
- It is associated with pulmonary fibrosis and Raynaud's phenomenon.
Late 19th century: named after Maurice Raynaud (1834–81), French physician.
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Syllabification: Ray·naud's dis·ease
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