erythromelalgia


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erythromelalgia

(ɪˌrɪθrəʊmɛlˈældʒə)
n
1. (Pathology) a condition resulting from excessive dilation of the blood vessels, usually affecting the extremities, which feel hot and painful
2. (Medicine) a condition resulting from excessive dilation of the blood vessels, usually affecting the extremities, which feel hot and painful

erythromelalgia

a disease of the hands and feet characterized by a purplish discoloration and a sensation of burning pain. — erythromelalgic, adj.
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