Takayasu's arteritis

noun
Ta·​ka·​ya·​su's arteritis | \ ˌtä-kə-ˈyä-süz- \

Medical Definition of Takayasu's arteritis

: a chronic inflammatory disease especially of the aorta and its major branches (as the brachiocephalic artery and left common carotid artery) that results in progressive stenosis, occlusion, and aneurysm formation and is marked especially by diminution or loss of the pulse (as in the arm) and by ischemic symptoms (as pain or weakness of the extremities, fainting, visual disturbances, or renovascular hypertension)

called also pulseless disease, Takayasu's disease

Learn More about Takayasu's arteritis

Cite this Entry

“Takayasu's arteritis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Takayasu%27s%20arteritis. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

Comments on Takayasu's arteritis

What made you want to look up Takayasu's arteritis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!