polyarteritis nodosa

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1723
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A definition of the term "polyarteritis nodosa" is presented. It refers to a form of vasculitis which affects medium and small arteries, especially at the point of bifurcation and branching. Blood flow to the areas normally supplied by these arteries are obstructed due to segmental inflammation and fibrinoid necrosis.


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