intermittent claudication

noun

pathol pain and cramp in the calf muscles, aggravated by walking and caused by an insufficient supply of blood

Nearby words

  1. intermissive,
  2. intermit,
  3. intermittence,
  4. intermittent,
  5. intermittent acute porphyria,
  6. intermittent cramp,
  7. intermittent current,
  8. intermittent explosive disorder,
  9. intermittent fever,
  10. intermittent mandatory ventilation

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Medicine definitions for intermittent claudication

intermittent claudication

n.

A condition caused by ischemia of the leg muscles due to sclerosis and narrowing of the arteries, characterized by attacks of lameness and pain and brought on by walking.Charcot's syndrome

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