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intermittent claudication

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1.
(pathol) pain and cramp in the calf muscles, aggravated by walking and caused by an insufficient supply of blood
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intermittent claudication in Medicine

intermittent claudication n.
A condition caused by ischemia of the leg muscles due to sclerosis and narrowing of the arteries, characterized by attacks of lameness and pain and brought on by walking. Also called Charcot's syndrome.

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