A circulatory disorder caused by insufficient blood supply to the hands and feet and resulting in cyanosis, numbness, pain, and, in extreme cases, gangrene.
Raynaud's phenomenon when not associated with any underlying disease or condition.
A disease characterized by low blood flow to the fingers, toes, and/or ears.
Origin of raynaud-s-disease
- After Maurice Raynaud (1834–1881), French physician
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after Maurice Raynaud, the French doctor who described the disease.