Medical Dictionary: Idiopathic Raynaud's phenomenon


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Idiopathic Raynaud's phenomenon: Another name for Raynaud's phenomenon.
Idiopathic Raynaud's phenomenon (condition): Blood vessel constriction attacks affecting fingers and/or toes.

Idiopathic Raynaud's phenomenon: A disorder of the small blood vessels of the extremities, causing coldness and reduced blood flow. In response to cold or anxiety, these vessels go into spasms, causing pain, the sensations of burning and tingling, and color changes.1

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1. excerpt from Handout on Health Scleroderma: NIAMS

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