Raynaud's disease

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Ray·naud's disease

A circulatory disorder caused by insufficient blood supply to the hands and feet and resulting in cyanosis, numbness, pain, and, in extreme cases, gangrene.

[After Maurice Raynaud, (1834-1881), French physician.]

Raynaud's disease

(Pathology) a disease, mainly affecting women, in which spasms in the blood vessels of the fingers or toes restrict blood flow to the affected part, which becomes pale, numb, and sometimes painful. Often shortened to: Raynaud's
[named after Maurice Raynaud (1834–81), French physician who first described it]

Ray•naud's′ disease`

a vascular disorder characterized by blanching and numbness of the fingers or toes upon exposure to cold or stress.
[1880–85; after Maurice Raynaud (1834–81), French physician, who described it]
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