Definition of Angiopathy

1. Noun. Any disease of the blood vessels or lymph ducts.

Generic synonyms: Pathology
Specialized synonyms: Angioma, Angiitis



Definition of Angiopathy

1. n. Disease of the vessels, esp. the blood vessels.

Definition of Angiopathy

1. Noun. (pathology) Any disease of the blood vessels. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Angiopathy

1. Disease of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries) that occurs when someone has diabetes for a long time. There are two types of angiopathy: macroangiopathy and microangiopathy. In macroangiopathy, fat and blood clots build up in the large blood vessels, stick to the vessel walls, and block the flow of blood. In microangiopathy, the walls of the smaller blood vessels become so thick and weak that they bleed, leak protein, and slow the flow of blood through the body. Then the cells, for example: the ones in the centre of the eye, do not get enough blood and may be damaged. Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease (12 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angiopathy

angioneuredema
angioneuromyoma
angioneuropathy
angioneuroses
angioneurosis
angioneurotic
angioneurotic oedema
angioneurotomy
angioparalysis
angioparesis
angiopathic
angiopathic haemolytic anaemia
angiopathic neurasthenia
angiopathies
angiopathy (current term)
angiophacomatosis
angioplany
angioplasties
angioplasty
angioplasty balloon
angiopoiesis
angiopoietic
angiopoietin
angiopoietins
angiopteris
angiorrhaphy
angiorrhexis
angiosarcoma
angiosarcomas

Literary usage of Angiopathy

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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... angiopathy appear in the pancreas, kidneys, and heart, but these may be secondary to hyperadrenocorticism (Wexler et aj.. , l97l), and vascular lesions ..."

2. Letters on Syphilis: Addressed to the Chief Editor of the Union Médicale by Ph. Ricord, Amédée Latour, W. P. Lattimore (1857)
"Moreover, in this species of lymphatic angiopathy, the neighboring skin, without changing color, is frequently œde- matous; but it is a variety of oedema in ..."

3. Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life by Norman B. Anderson, Rodolfo A. Bulatao, Barney Cohen (2004)
"... found among people diagnosed with AD such as cerebral amyloid angiopathy, white-matter lesions, and vascular endothelial damage (Shadlen et al., 2000). ..."

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