Raynaud's disease

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Ray·naud's disease

 (rā-nōz′)
n.
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

(ˈreɪnəʊz)
n
(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`

(reɪˈnoʊz)
n.
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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The chapter on autoimmune disease and serology was not included in the current edition, and related topics such as anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, anti-nuclear antibody, dermatomyositis, Raynaud disease, and mixed connective tissue disease were not identified in the index.
Kaleb also has Raynaud disease, characterized by spasms of the blood vessels in the fingers and skin.