intermittent claudication


noun

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

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Medical 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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