arteritis


ar·ter·i·tis

noun \ˌär-tə-ˈrī-təs\
plural ar·ter·i·ti·des\-ˈri-tə-ˌdēz\

Definition of ARTERITIS

:  arterial inflammation

Origin of ARTERITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1836

ar·ter·i·tis

noun \ˌärt-ə-ˈrīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ar·te·rit·i·des \-ˈrit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of ARTERITIS

: arterial inflammation—see giant cell arteritis
ar·ter·it·ic \-ˈrit-ik\ adjective

arteritis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation of the arteries. It occurs in diseases including syphilis, tuberculosis, and lupus erythematosus. Varieties not closely associated with systemic disease or disease of an organ outside the cardiovascular system have been described as temporal arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and polyarteritis nodosa.

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