endarteritis


endarteritis
- bacterial e. implantation and growth of bacteria with formation of vegetations on the arterial wall, such as may occur in a patent ductus arteriosus or arteriovenous fistula.
- e. deformans e. with atheromatous patches and calcareous deposits.
- e. obliterans, obliterating e. an extreme degree of e. proliferans closing the lumen of the artery. SYN: arteritis obliterans, obliterating arteritis.
- e. proliferans, proliferating e. chronic e. accompanied by a marked increase of fibrous tissue in the intima.

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end·ar·te·ri·tis .en-.därt-ə-'rīt-əs also en·do·ar·te·ri·tis .en-dō-.ärt- n inflammation of the intima of one or more arteries

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n.
chronic inflammation of the inner (intimal) portion of the wall of an artery, which most often results from late syphilis. Thickening of the wall produces progressive arterial obstruction and symptoms from inadequate blood supply to the affected part (ischaemia). The arteries to the brain are often involved, giving rise to meningovascular syphilis. Endarteritis of the aorta may obstruct the mouths of the coronary arteries, supplying the heart. Endarteritis of the arteries to the wall of the aorta (the vasa vasorum) contributes to aneurysm formation. The syphilitic infection may be eradicated with penicillin.

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end·ar·ter·i·tis (end-ahr″tə-riґtis) [end- + arteritis] inflammation of the tunica intima of an artery; intimitis. Cf. arteritis and periarteritis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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