claudication


claudication
Limping, usually referring to intermittent c.. [L. claudicatio, fr. claudico, to limp]
- intermittent c. a condition caused by ischemia of the muscles; characterized by attacks of lameness and pain, brought on by walking, chiefly in the calf muscles; however, the condition may occur in other muscle groups. SYN: Charcot syndrome, myasthenia angiosclerotica.
- neurogenic c. c. with neurologic injury, usually in association with lumbar spinal stenosis.

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clau·di·ca·tion .klȯd-ə-'kā-shən n
1) the quality or state of being lame
2) INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION

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n.
limping. Intermittent claudication is a cramping pain, induced by exercise and relieved by rest, that is caused by an inadequate supply of blood to the affected muscles. It is most often seen in the calf and leg muscles as a result of atheroma of the leg arteries. The leg pulses are often absent and the feet may be cold. The treatment is that of atheroma.

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clau·di·ca·tion (klawґdĭ-kaґshən) [L. claudicatio] limping or lameness.

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