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Temporal arteritis

temporal arteritis n.
Arteritis that occurs in older persons and that is characterized by severe bitemporal headache, sudden loss of vision, and the presence of multinucleated giant cells in temporal, retinal, or intracerebral arteries. Also called cranial arteritis, giant cell arteritis.


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