polyarteritis nodosa

noun

polyarteritis no·​do·​sa -nō-ˈdō-sə How to pronounce polyarteritis nodosa (audio)
: an acute inflammatory disease that involves all layers of the arterial wall and is characterized by degeneration, necrosis, exudation, and the formation of inflammatory nodules along the outer layer

called also periarteritis nodosa

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“Polyarteritis nodosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/polyarteritis%20nodosa. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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