giant-cell arteritis


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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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