Takayasu's disease

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Takayasu's disease (pulseless disease) (tak-ă-yas-ooz) n. progressive occlusion of the arteries arising from the arch of the aorta (including those to the arms and neck), resulting in the absence of pulses in the arms and neck. Symptoms include attacks of unconsciousness (syncope), paralysis of facial muscles, and transient blindness, due to an inadequate supply of blood to the head. [ M. Takayasu (1860–1938), Japanese ophthalmologist]