aneurysm


an·eu·rysm

noun \ˈan-yə-ˌri-zəm\

Definition of ANEURYSM

:  an abnormal blood-filled bulge of a blood vessel and especially an artery resulting from weakening (as from disease) of the vessel wall
an·eu·rys·mal \ˌan-yə-ˈriz-məl\ adjective

Variants of ANEURYSM

an·eu·rysm also an·eu·rism \ˈan-yə-ˌri-zəm\

Origin of ANEURYSM

Greek aneurysma, from aneurynein to dilate, from ana- + eurynein to stretch, from eurys wide — more at eury-
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

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an·eu·rysm

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANEURYSM

: an abnormal blood-filled dilatation of a blood vessel and especially an artery resulting from disease of the vessel wall
an·eu·rys·mal also an·eu·ris·mal \ˌan-yə-ˈriz-məl\ adjective
an·eu·rys·mal·ly \-ē\ adverb

Variants of ANEURYSM

an·eu·rysm also an·eu·rism \ˈan-yə-ˌriz-əm\

Illustration of ANEURYSM

aneurysm

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Blood-filled protrusion in the wall of a blood vessel (usually an artery, and particularly the aorta). Disease or injury weakens the wall so that normal blood pressure makes it balloon out. Typically, the two inner layers rupture and the outer layer bulges. In a false aneurysm, all three layers rupture and surrounding tissues hold the blood in place. Symptoms vary with size and location. Aneurysms tend to enlarge over time, and blood-vessel walls weaken with age. Many aneurysms eventually burst, causing serious, even massive, internal bleeding; aortic aneurysm rupture causes severe pain and immediate collapse. Rupture of an aneurysm in the brain is a major cause of strokes. Treatment can consist of simply tying off a small vessel; more serious aneurysms require surgery to replace the diseased section of artery with a plastic graft.

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