Definition of Polyarteritis nodosa

1. Noun. A progressive disease of connective tissue that is characterized by nodules along arteries; nodules may block the artery and result in inadequate circulation to the particular area.

Exact synonyms: Periarteritis Nodosa
Generic synonyms: Disease



Medical Definition of Polyarteritis nodosa

1. Necrotizing vasculitis of medium-sized arteries, usually in male adults, associated with hepatitis B antigen, kidney: most frquently involved organ (85%), multiple small intrarenal aneurysms, aneurysms may disappear (thrombosis) or appear in new locations, arterial narrowing and thrombosis (chronic/healing stage), multiple small cortical infarcts, associated with hypertension and renal failure, chest involvement (70%), cardiomegaly/pericardial effusion (14%), wedge shaped/round peripheral infiltrates simulating PE (14%), interstitial lower lung field pneumonitis, also may involve liver (66%), mesenteric vessels (50%), skeletal muscle (39%), skin (20%) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyarteritis Nodosa

polyarchs
polyarchy
polyare
polyarene
polyarenes
polyares
polyarginine
polyargite
polyargites
polyargyrite
polyargyrites
polyaromatic
polyaromatics
polyarsenite
polyarteritis
polyarteritis nodosa (current term)
polyarthric
polyarthritic
polyarthritides
polyarthritis
polyarthritis chronica
polyarthritis chronica villosa
polyarthritis rheumatica acuta
polyarticular
polyasparagine
polyasparagines
polyatomic
polyautography
polyauxotroph
polyavitaminosis

Literary usage of Polyarteritis nodosa

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1. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"... and Capillaries (440-448) 446 polyarteritis nodosa and allied conditions 446.0 polyarteritis nodosa Diseases of Veins and Lymphatics and Other Diseases ..."

2. The Oxford Medicineby Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"PERIARTERITIS NODOSA; polyarteritis nodosa Periarteritis nodosa is an acute inflammatory disease of the small muscular arteries of the body. ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is an inflammatory lesion of muscular arteries, principally in the pancreas, mesentery, and testicle. Inflammation may be acute ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Inflammatory changes in the ovaries are absent except in one case of polyarteritis nodosa. The utero- ovarian vessels in the hilar area of the ovaries are ..."

5. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1909)
"... by the name of polyarteritis nodosa, in which small aneurisms are strung like the beads of a rosary on the mesenteric or other splanchnic arteries. ..."

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