- a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usually caused by weakening of the vessel wall.
Origin of aneurysm
Examples from the Web for aneurysm
The episode employs the tried and true conceit: a character has an aneurysm and begins hallucinating his life as a musical.‘American Horror Story’ Sings “The Name Game” and 12 Other Bizarre TV Musical Numbers (VIDEO)
January 8, 2013
His account of his second aneurysm and a round of invasive surgery is frightening and moving.Why Some Memoirs Are Better As Fiction
January 19, 2010
GWS happens to have an apartment in East London, which, upon hearing, nearly gave her posh West End pals an aneurysm.Gal With a Suitcase
November 21, 2009
The section on aneurysm of the aorta remains one of the best ever written.The Evolution of Modern Medicine
Mesaortitis is the primary lesion and acts as a locus minoris resistenti where an aneurysm forms.
A very rare complication of the fibroid degeneration of the heart muscle is aneurysm of the heart wall.
The apex of the left ventricle is most commonly the site of the aneurysm and rupture occasionally occurs.
For the pain in aneurysm, nothing (except, of course, morphine) is so valuable as iodide of potassium.
- a sac formed by abnormal dilation of the weakened wall of a blood vessel
Word Origin and History for aneurysm
early 15c., from Medieval Latin aneurisma, from Greek aneurysmos "dilation," from aneurynein "to dilate," from ana- "up" (see ana-) + eurynein "widen," from eurys "broad, wide," from PIE root *were- "wide, broad" (cf. Sanskrit uruh "broad, wide").
- A localized, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall.
- A localized, blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel or cardiac chamber caused by disease, such as arteriosclerosis, or weakening of the vessel or chamber wall. A ruptured aneurysm results in hemorrhage and is often fatal.