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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.]


1. (Pathology) limping; lameness
2. (Pathology) pathol short for intermittent claudication
[C18: from Latin claudicātiō, from claudicāre, from claudus lame]


(ˌklɔ dɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

a limp or a lameness.
[1375–1425; < Latin claudicātiō <claudicā(re) to limp <claudus lame]


a limp or limping movement.
See also: Body, Human, Walking
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


n claudicación f; intermittent — claudicación intermitente
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Adventitial cystic disease (ACD) is a rare vascular disorder that mucinous cyst is developed within adventitia of artery or vein.[1],[2] Moreover, ACD primarily affects unilateral PA and predominantly occurs in young men with the fourth or fifth decade of life.[1],[3] Depending on the location and degree of the vessel affected, there are various symptoms including claudication, rest pain, burning sensation, paresthesias, or tingling sensation.[2],[4] So, symptoms of ACD in PA are usually claudications in young men.[1],[2],[3] But, in our case, the patient was old woman complaining persisted swelling despite of anticoagulation for DVT of PV, and was diagnosed in ACD of PA.
She simultaneously complained tingling sensation and claudication in the right leg for several months.