Raynaud's disease


Ray·​naud's disease rā-ˈnōz- How to pronounce Raynaud's disease (audio)
: a vascular disorder that is marked by recurrent spasm of the capillaries and especially those of the fingers and toes upon exposure to cold, that is characterized by pallor, cyanosis, and redness in succession usually accompanied by pain, and that in severe cases progresses to local gangrene

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“Raynaud's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Raynaud%27s%20disease. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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