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arteritis

Line breaks: ar¦ter|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːtəˈrʌɪtɪs
 
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Definition of arteritis in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the walls of an artery.
Example sentences
  • 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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