buerger-disease

Buerger's disease

[bur-gerz]
noun Pathology.
an inflammatory and obliterative disease of the blood vessels of the legs and feet causing numbness and tingling, often leading to phlebitis and gangrene: most common in cigarette smokers.

Origin:
named after Leo Buerger (1879–1943), U.S. physician, who described it in 1908

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Buerger's disease Buer·ger's disease (bûr'gərz, bur'-)
n.
See thromboangiitis obliterans.

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