- an inflammatory and obliterative disease of the blood vessels of the legs and feet causing numbness and tingling, often leading to phlebitis and gangrene: most common in cigarette smokers.
Origin of Buerger's disease
named after Leo Buerger (1879–1943), U.S. physician, who described it in 1908
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Buerger's disease(bûr′gərz, bur′-)
- thromboangiitis obliterans
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.