polyarteritis

[ pol-ee-ahr-tuh-rahy-tis ]
/ ˌpɒl iˌɑr təˈraɪ tɪs /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the layers of an artery or of many arteries, usually caused by a severe hypersensitivity reaction, and characterized by nodules and hemorrhage along the involved vessels.

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Also called periarteritis nodosa.

Origin of polyarteritis

From New Latin, dating back to 1905–10; see origin at poly-, arteritis
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Medical definitions for polyarteritis

polyarteritis
[ pŏl′ē-är′tə-rītĭs ]

n.

Simultaneous inflammation of a number of arteries.
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