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Inflammation of the inner lining of an artery.

[New Latin endartērium, inner lining of an artery; see endarterectomy + -itis.]
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Noun1.endarteritis - inflammation of the inner lining of an artery
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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The spectrum of neuropathological changes ranges from meningitis to meningoencephalitis and meningomyelitis with extensive parenchymal destruction, often as vasculitis and sometimes as a result of an associated endarteritis obliterans [7].
Photomicrography of the kidney of an animal of group I (sham) in the area not subjected to ischemia, showing the endarteritis obliterans (EO) associated with interstitial nephritis (IN).
This necrosis is secondary to thrombosis of small vessels, which is due to endarteritis obliterans caused by the spread of microorganisms into the subcutaneous space that in addition to generating local edema, hypoxia, decrease in local blood supply, which helps anaerobic bacterial overgrowth.