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Medical Term:

Raynaud syndrome

Pronunciation: ra-no'

Definition: idiopathic paroxysmal bilateral cyanosis of the digits due to arterial and arteriolar contraction; caused by cold or emotion.

Synonym(s): Raynaud disease, symmetric asphyxia

See Also: Raynaud phenomenon

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