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1. A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.

[Middle English claudicacioun, from Latin claudicātiō, claudicātiōn-, from claudicātus, past participle of claudicāre, to limp, from claudus, lame.]
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1. (Pathology) limping; lameness
2. (Pathology) pathol short for intermittent claudication
[C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame]
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(ˌklɔ dɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

a limp or a lameness.
[1375–1425; < Latin claudicātiō <claudicā(re) to limp <claudus lame]
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a limp or limping movement.
See also: Body, Human, Walking
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.claudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feetclaudication - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
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n claudicación f; intermittent — claudicación intermitente
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LIBERTY 360 degrees is a prospective, observational, multi-center post-market study that enrolled over 1,200 patients at 51 sites across the United States, including 501 patients with claudication, 603 patients with critical limb ischemia and 100 patients with the most severe form of CLI.
Multiple healthcare guidelines have been established during the last two decades by various international organisations like the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Heart Association (AHA), American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACPR_ and others which have incorporated exercises programme as an integral part of interventional strategies for the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD).1 They have recommended exercises as a first-line therapy for the management of claudication among PAD patients and even in those patients who do not exhibit claudication.2
Despite having had breast cancer, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc changes, claudication in both legs and arthritis in my hips, I get no mobility.
Stenosis due to degenerative processes in the lumbar canal may cause neurogenic claudication, lower back pain, and in severe stenosis cases, can affect the neurologic function.
Patients with claudication consulting a peripheral arterial disease provider are often active smokers, rarely receive evidence-based cessation interventions, and frequently relapse if they do quit, according to a report published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Sex, age, histories of low back surgery, complaining of neurogenic claudication, symptomatic sites of patients, FJI sites, number of sites of FJI, triamcinolone dosage, Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) before and after treatment, facet joint capsule rupture during treatment, and improvement of neurogenic claudication after treatment, were examined.
Most patients had an antecedent history of lower limb intermittent claudication (72.6%).
Oliver Enke, M.B.B.S., from the University of Sydney, and colleagues conducted a literature review to identify studies comparing an anticonvulsant (topiramate, gabapentin, or pregabalin) to placebo in patients with non-specific low back pain, sciatica, or neurogenic claudication.
Entecavir is US FDA approved for treatment of chronic hepatitis B viral infection and cilostazol is approved for the reduction of symptoms of intermittent claudication.
This causes a range of symptoms, including "claudication"--pain, heaviness, tightness, or cramping in the legs that occurs after walking a certain distance, and eases when you stop and stand still.
Intermittent claudication is characterized by cramp-like pain in the leg upon exertion, due to insufficient blood flow.