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intermittent claudication[‚in·tər¦mit·ənt klȯ·də′kā·shən]
Cramping pain or weakness in the lower extremities during exercise, caused by occlusion of the arteries.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
pain in the gastrocnemius muscles during walking, caused by insufficient blood supply to the lower extremities. It was described by J. M. Charcot in 1858.
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