[ pol-ee-ahr-tuh-rahy-tis ]
/ ˌpɒl iˌɑr təˈraɪ tɪs /
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.
- polyarteritis nodosa,
- polyarthritis rheumatica acuta,
Origin of polyarteritis
Also called periarteritis nodosa.
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[ pŏl′ē-är′tə-rī′tĭs ]
Simultaneous inflammation of a number of arteries.
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