aneurism

Definitions of aneurism
  1. noun
    a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall
    synonyms: aneurysm
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    aortic aneurysm
    an aneurysm of the aorta
    cerebral aneurysm
    an aneurysm of the carotid artery
    intracranial aneurysm
    an aneurysm of a cranial artery
    ventricular aneurysm
    a localized dilation or protrusion on the wall of the left ventricle of the heart (occurring after a myocardial infarction)
    AAA, abdominal aortic aneurysm
    an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension
    type of:
    cardiovascular disease
    a disease of the heart or blood vessels
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