giant-cell arteritis


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Related to giant-cell arteritis: Polymyalgia rheumatica, temporal arteritis, cranial arteritis

giant-cell arteritis

[′jī·ənt ‚sel ‚ärd·ə′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the arteries, particularly the carotid branches, characterized by the appearance of multinucleate giant cells in the exudate. Also known as temporal arteritis.
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