Definition of Aneurysm

1. Noun. A cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall.

Definition of Aneurysm

1. Noun. (pathology) An abnormal blood-filled swelling of an artery or vein, resulting from a localized weakness in the wall of the vessel. ¹

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Definition of Aneurysm

1. an abnormal blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aneurysm

1. A sac formed by the dilatation of the wall of an artery, a vein or the heart. The physical signs of arterial aneurysm are the formation of a pulsating tumour and often a bruit (aneurysmal bruit) heard over the swelling. Sometimes there are symptoms from pressure on contiguous parts. Origin: Gr. Aneurysma = a widening (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aneurysm

aneurine hydrochloride
aneurine pyrophosphate
aneurysm (current term)
aneurysm by anastomosis
aneurysmal bone cyst
aneurysmal bruit
aneurysmal cough
aneurysmal murmur
aneurysmal phthisis
aneurysmal sac
aneurysmal varix

Literary usage of Aneurysm

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"REPORT OF A CASE OF RUPTURE OF AN AORTIC aneurysm INTO THE LEFT INNOMINATE VEIN.1 BY JAMES B. HERRICK, MD, THIS case is reported simply in order to place on ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"cases of aneurysm of the renal artery. A woman of fifty was suddenly seized with a pain in the abdomen, and with copious hemorrhage per ..."

3. Manual of operative surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1921)
"CHAPTER LXII aneurysm A short discussion of the forms and varieties of aneurysm may ... While trauma is an important cause of aneurysm, eg, gun-shot wound ..."

4. Modern surgery, general and operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1910)
"aneurysm.—An aneurysm is a pulsating sac containing blood and ... Some restrict the term "true aneurysm" to a condition of dilatation involving all the ..."

5. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1907)
"aneurysm of the Thoracic Aorta.—Not only is aortic aneurysm the most common ... Each of these may be the seat of an aneurysm, but the ascending portion is ..."

6. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1906)
"Percussion is negative excepting in aneurysm near enough to the chest wall to ... In aneurysm of the descending portion of the arch, pressure is exerted ..."

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