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Medical Term:

Takayasu arteritis

Pronunciation: tah-kah-yah′sū

Definition: a progressive obliterative arteritis of unknown origin involving chronic inflammation of the aortic arch with fibrosis and marked luminal narrowing that affects the aorta and its branches, often with complete or near complete occlusion of segments of the aorta; more common in females.

Synonym(s): pulseless disease, Takayasu disease, Takayasu syndrome

See Also: aortic arch syndrome

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