angi-, angio-, angei-, -angium +

(Greek > Latin: [receptacle], vessel, often a blood vessel; "covered by a seed or vessel", a seed vessel; a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "vessel", "container")

A term for angioneurotic oedema (an acute or recurring attack of transient oedema suddenly appearing in areas of the skin or mucous membranes).

Angioneurotic oedema refers to an acute or recurring attack of transient oedema suddenly appearing in areas of the skin or mucous membranes and occasionally of the viscera, often associated with dermatographism, urticaria, erythema, and purpura.

It can produce dramatic swelling of the subcutaneous tissues (welts beneath the skin) that typically appears around the eyes and lips.

Welts may also involve the hands, feet and throat (compromise the airway). This condition is associated with allergies (for example foods, pollen), but may also be a side effect of some medications (for example ACE inhibitors, salicylates).

Emotional stress, exposure to cold, water, sunlight, heat and insect bites all have been know to cause angioneurotic oedema. Treatment is with adrenaline, antihistamines, cimetidine, and/or corticosteroids.

Oedema is the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intercellular tissue spaces of the body, usually applied to demonstrable accumulation of excessive fluid in the subcutaneous tissues.

A benign tumor composed of vascular tissue and nerve fibers.
An obsolete term for glomus tumor (painful tumor nodular masses that occur almost exclusively in the skin).

A glomus tumor is a blue-red, extremely painful paraganglioma involving a glomeriform arteriovenous anastomosis (glomus body), which may be found anywhere in the skin, most often in the distal portion of the fingers and toes, especially beneath the nail.

They may also occur in the stomach and nasal cavity. It is composed of specialized pericytes (sometimes termed glomus cells), usually in single encapsulated nodular masses which may be several millimeters in diameter. When located in the usual subungual site, the abundant innervation makes the tumor very painful; when located elsewhere, the glomus tumor is painless.

Pertaining to or a reference to the nature of an angioneuropathy (a vascular disorder attributed to an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system fibres supplying the blood vessels).
angioneuropathy (s) (noun), angioneuropathies (pl)
In pathology, a vascular disorder attributed to an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system fibers that supply the blood vessels: Angioneuropathy is an affliction of the vasomotor system, like angiospasm, angioparalysism, or vasomotor paralysis.
Any disorder of the vasomotor nerves; neurosis of a blood vessel.
Denoting a neuropathy affecting the vascular system.
An operation that involves the cutting of vessels and nerves.
Ulceration of a blood vessel.
Relating to, or affected by pancreatitis or inflammation of the veins in the pancreas.
This now known as vasoparalysis, the paralysis or lack of constricting ability in blood vessels.
Paralysis of vasomotor muscles (relating to the nerves and muscles that cause the blood vessels to constrict or dilate).
A reference to angiopathy.
angiopathology (s) (noun), angiopathologies (pl)
The pathology of, or the changes seen in diseases of the blood vessels: Christoph learned that angiopathology applied to the malfunctioning and abnormalities of a person's blood, and also to the lymphatic vessels in an individual.
angiopathy (s) (noun), angiopathies (pl)
One of various diseases of the blood vessels or lymphatics; angiosis: Alzheimer's illness can be caused by cerebral amyloid angiopathy, which impairs or harms the arteries of the brain.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.