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choroidopathy

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noun cho·roid·op·a·thy \ˌkōr-ˌȯi-ˈdäp-ə-thē, ˌkȯr-\

Medical Definition of choroidopathy

plural

choroidopathies

  1. :  a diseased condition affecting the choroid of the eye … the retinal, choroidal, and optic nerve circulations undergo a series of pathophysiological changes in response to raised blood pressure, resulting in a range of clinical signs referred to as hypertensive retinopathy, hypertensive choroidopathy, and hypertensive optic neuropathy.—Tien Wong and Paul Mitchell, The Lancet, 3 Feb. 2007


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