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Raynaud's disease

[rey-nohz] /reɪˈnoʊz/
noun, Pathology.
a vascular disorder of unknown cause, characterized by recurrent episodes of blanching and numbness of the fingers and toes and sometimes the tip of the nose and ears, usually triggered by stress or exposure to cold.
Origin of Raynaud's disease
1880-85; named after Maurice Raynaud (1834-81), French physician who described it Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Raynaud's disease

Raynaud's disease

a disease, mainly affecting women, in which spasms in the blood vessels of the fingers or toes restrict blood flow to the affected part, which becomes pale, numb, and sometimes painful Often shortened to Raynaud's
Word Origin
named after Maurice Raynaud (1834–81), French physician who first described it
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Raynaud's disease in Medicine

Raynaud's disease Ray·naud's disease (rā-nōz', rě-)
See Raynaud's syndrome.

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