aneurysm

[n] - a sac-like widening of an artery
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Aneurysm

an abnormal swelling of the wall of an artery, caused by a weakening in the vessel wall
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Aneurysm

A local ballooning of a blood vessel. Usually an artery
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Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a blood-filled sac that forms in a weakened part of a blood vessel.
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Aneurysm

A localised ballooning of the walls of an artery, most commonly affecting the abdominal aorta, but also arteries of the brain
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Aneurysm

a ballooning of an artery caused by a weakened artery wall
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Aneurysm

swelling or ballooning of an artery
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Aneurysm

A localised dilation of the walls of a blood vessel, (usually an artery).
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Aneurysm

Aneurysm: A localized widening (dilatation) of an artery, vein, or the heart. At the area of an aneurysm, there is typically a bulge and the wall is weakened and may rupture. The word 'aneurysm' comes from the Greek 'aneurysma' meaning 'a widening.'Common Misspellings: anuerism, anerysm, aneuresym, aneuysm, anuerysm, anurism
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aneurysm

Balloon-like swelling in the wall of an artery.
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aneurysm

<anatomy, surgery> A sac formed by the dilatation of the wall of an artery, a vein or the heart. ... The physical signs of arterial aneurysm are the formation of a pulsating tumour and often a bruit (aneurysmal bruit) heard over the swelling. Sometimes there are symptoms from pressure on contiguous parts. ... Origin: Gr. Aneurysma = a widenin
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aneurysm

aneurism noun a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
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aneurysm

(an´u-riz″әm) a sac formed by localized dilatation of the wall of an artery, a vein, or the heart; the most common site is the abdominal aorta (see abdominal aortic aneurysm). adj., aneurys´mal., adj.
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aneurysm

widening of an artery that develops from a weakness or destruction of the medial layer of the blood vessel. Because of the constant pressure of the ... [4 related articles]
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aneurysm

(Gr. aneurysma a widening) a sac formed by the dilatation of the wall of an artery, a vein, or the heart. The chief signs of arterial aneurysm are the formation of a pulsating tumour, and often a bruit (aneurysmal bruit) heard over the swelling. Sometimes there are symptoms from pressure on contiguous parts.
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aneurysm

Type: Term Pronunciation: an′yū-rizm Definitions: 1. Circumscribed dilation of an artery or a cardiac chamber, in direct communication with the lumen, usually resulting from an acquired or congenital weakness of the wall of the artery or chamber.
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aneurysm

Contents • Types of aneurism • Who is at risk? • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Prevention An abnormal bulge or ballooning in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. An ...
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aneurysm

aneurysm (ăn'yoorizum) , localized dilatation of a blood vessel, particularly an artery, or the heart. Dilatation of an artery, and therefore weakness of that portion of the arterial wall, may be rarely congenital, or it may be caused by syphilis, hypertension (high blood pressure), arteri...
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Aneurysm

Aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge that forms in a weakened area of the wall of an artery or vein. The most dangerous aneurysms are those that form in arteries, especially the arteries of the brain and the aorta. Most aneurysms result from atherosclerosis, a disease caused by cholesterol build-up in artery walls. Other causes of aneurysms include gen
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aneurysm

Weakening in the wall of an artery, causing it to balloon outwards with the risk of rupture and serious, often fatal, blood loss. If detected in time, some accessible aneurysms can be repaired by bypass surgery, but such major surgery carries a high risk for patients in poor health
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ANEURYSM

The dilation of the wall of an artery, vein, or the heart, that forms a sac-like structure.
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aneurysm

Greek angeion = blood vessel, and eurys = wide, hence a pathological dilatation of a blood vessel.
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ANEURYSM

an abnormally stretched, dilated section of a blood vessel that is prone to bursting.
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aneurysm

a balloonlike swelling in the wall of an artery
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