Definition of claudication in English:

claudication

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • 1Limping.

    1. 1.1 A condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries.
      • ‘There is therefore overwhelming evidence that supervised exercise is of symptomatic benefit for intermittent claudication and little evidence that exercise advice alone is an effective treatment.’
      • ‘Progressive symptoms, crippling claudication and limb ischemia warrant more aggressive interventions.’
      • ‘The development of claudication or ischemia of a leg in an otherwise healthy young patient is a dramatic clinical event.’
      • ‘Walking improves the symptoms of claudication in several ways.’
      • ‘If conservative treatment through lifestyle modification isn't sufficient to ease claudication or prevent the disease from progressing, you may have other treatment options.’
      lameness, hobble, uneven gait, shuffle
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin claudicatio(n-), from the verb claudicare ‘to limp’, from claudus ‘lame’.

Pronunciation

claudication

/ˌklɔːdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/