Medical Dictionary: AVM


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AVM: Another name for Arteriovenous Malformation.
AVM (condition): Birth defect of a tangle of veins and arteries.

AVM: An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a congenital disorder characterized by a complex, tangled web of arteries and veins. An AVM may occur in the brain, brainstem, or spinal cord and is caused by abnormal development of blood vessels. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Arteriovenous Malformation Information Page: NINDS

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