noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the walls of an artery.
- Giant cell arteritis, or temporal arteritis, is an inflammatory disorder of large and medium-sized arteries affected with granulomatous lesions containing T cells and macrophages.
- Takayasu's arteritis is a chronic inflammatory disease involving the aorta and its branches.
- Polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis are closely related inflammatory conditions that affect different cellular targets in genetically predisposed persons.
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