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pulseless disease

pulseless disease in Medicine

pulseless disease pulse·less disease (pŭls'lĭs)
n.
A progressive inflammatory disease that causes the arteries arising from the aortic arch to collapse, making it impossible to detect a pulse in the arms and neck, and resulting in a variety of symptoms associated with ischemia, such as temporary loss of consciousness. Also called Takayasu's disease, Takayasu's syndrome.

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