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Disorders of the Blood Vessels

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Angiitis
aka vasculitis; inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel
Angionecrosis
death of the wall of the blood vessel
Angiospasm
Spasmodic contraction of the blood vessel
Angiostenosis
narrowing of a blood vessel
Hemangioma
benign tumor made up of newly formed blood vessels
Hypoperfusion
deficiency of blood passing through an organ or body part
Perfusion
flow of blood through the vessels of an organ
Aneurysm
localied weak or balloon-like enlargement of the wall of an artery
Arteritis
inflammation of an artery
Polyarteritis
inflammation involving several arteries
Arteriosclerosis
hardening of the arteries, leads to reduced blood flow
Raynaud's Phenomenon
Arterial contraction caused by cold or emotion that leads to paleness, cyanosis (blue color) and redness of the fingers & toes
Phlebitis
inflammation of a vein
Varicose Veins
abnormally swollen veins usually occuring in the legs