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artery +‎ -itis


arteritis (countable and uncountable, plural arteritides)

  1. (pathology) The inflammation of arterial walls, often due to infection or an autoimmune response.
    • 1820, “Memoir on Senile Rupture of the Heart”, in The London Medical Repository, Monthly Journal, and Review[1], volume 14, page 418:
      In July, 1819, M. Dalbant, of Grenoble, presented to the Faculty of Medicine, of Paris, a Thesis on Arteritis, containing five cases of inflammation of the arterial coats.
    • 1903, Henri Roger, Infectious diseases[2], page 454:
      Arteritis has been noticed in variola, especially in the hemorrhagic form of it, sometimes as early as in the period of eruption, at other times later, and, apart from the aorta, the coronary arteries are usually attacked.
    • 2011, E. Steve Roach, Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders[3], page 146:
      Bacterial endocarditis or injection of a foreign substance along with the drug cannot fully explain the radiographic and pathologic changes, since the arteritis has been documented after oral or intranasal amphetamine.

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arteritis f (plural arteritis)

  1. (pathology) arteritis