peripheral arterial disease


: damage to or dysfunction of the arteries outside the heart resulting in reduced blood flow
especially : narrowing or obstruction (as from atherosclerosis) of an artery (as the iliac artery or femoral artery) supplying the legs that is marked chiefly by intermittent claudication and by numbness and tingling in the legs

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“Peripheral arterial disease.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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