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abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA
A distended and weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta, more common in those who suffer from atherosclerosis or the progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries over time.

This is known to occur to some degree with aging, but other risk factors that accelerate this process have been identified; including: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and family history for atherosclerotic disease.

This entry is located in the following units: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 1) -al; -ial, -eal (page 1)
carotid aneurysm
An aneurysm of the carotid artery which is a weak area in the wall of a blood vesel that causes the blood vessel to bulge or to balloon out.
This entry is located in the following unit: carotid-, caroti-, carotio- (page 1)
racemose aneurysm
An aneurysm that is 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". A racemose aneurysm looks like a bunch of grapes.

This entry is located in the following unit: racem- + (page 1)
saccular aneurysm
A saclike bulging on one side of an artery.
This entry is located in the following unit: sacco-, sacc-, sacci- + (page 1)
traumatic aneurysm (s), traumatic aneurysms (pl) (nouns)
An aneurysm (localized widening or dilatation of an artery, vein, or the heart) produced by injury; such as, crushing, or following a stab or gunshot wound; as distinguished from one resulting from disease.
varicose aneurysm
An arterovenous aneurysm in which the blood is carried into the vein through a connecting pulsating sac.

The associated veins also may be dilated and pulsating.

An aneurysm is 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".

This entry is located in the following unit: varic-, varico-; varix- (page 1)