Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A halt or lameness in a person's walk; a limp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A temporary cramp-like pain in the calf muscles.
  • n. A specific limp caused by this pain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A halting or limping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A halting or limping; a limp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

Etymologies

Middle English claudicacioun, from Latin claudicātiō, claudicātiōn-, from claudicātus, past participle of claudicāre, to limp, from claudus, lame.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Intermittent claudication occurs when blood in the leg is not feeding its target, according to Dr. Thomas Maldonado, associate professor of surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center.

  • Patients with PAD typically present with symptoms known as claudication or rest pain.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • - called claudication - is angina in the legs and puts you at risk of heart attacks are often due to disease resulting from narrowing of arteries of the heart and that people should be aware that this disease can be widespread throughout the body.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • An estimated two million Americans are affected by claudication—a burning calf-muscle pain caused by a buildup of arterial plaque from a condition known as aortoiliac peripheral artery disease PAD.

    A New Weapon in the Fight Against Superbugs

  • However, more stent than exercise subjects reported having no claudication symptoms.

    A New Weapon in the Fight Against Superbugs

  • About 10% of PAD patients have a severe form of leg pain, known as claudication.

    When Achy Legs Are a Warning

  • Anyway, I went over several subjects in my Harrison's and Currents after posting, trying to figure out something else, but I kept coming back to claudication.

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 2)

  • I've been thinking about this case for a while, and I also kept coming back to claudication, but was stumped by the negative Ankle Brachial Index.

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 2)

  • I don't know that I would have diagnosed this either, after the first study, I didn't even think about ischemia/claudication.

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 2)

  • I suspect that -- despite all the warnings I tried to give -- this was approached as a "clinical puzzle" type of case; ie, claudication was considered "ruled out" by the first test.

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 2)

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  • "Many years later, once we saw through his mask, that symbol of his claudication, we summoned the image of Von Aschenbach, as interpreted by Dirk Bogarde in the Visconti film (14, reference to Gathorne-Hardy, anecdote in the book about English public schools)."
    The No Variations by Luis Chitarroni, translated by Darren Koolman, p 77

    September 16, 2013

  • Ha, I'm dying to tell Claudia how lame she is.

    December 24, 2012