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Definition of the noun acrocyanosis

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  1. cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acrocyanosis: Raynaud's sign
    • more generic word: cyanosis = a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes

Alternative definition of the noun acrocyanosis

noun

  1. A persistent blue or cyanotic discoloration of the digits, most commonly occurring in the hands although also occurring in the face and feet as well.

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Google previewSaunders Q & A Review Cards for the NCLEX-RN Examination (2013)

by Linda Anne Silvestri, Ph.D. R.N., Angela Elizabeth Silvestri, R.N.

Acrocyanosis is the bluish discoloration of the hands and feet and is not uncommon in the first few hours of life.

Google previewChurchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis (2014)

by Andrew T Raftery, Eric KS Lim, Andrew J K Ostor

Peripheral cyanosis General history Acrocyanosis is a condition in which the hands are persistently blue and cold; it is not associated with pain. Raynaud's phenomenon is the episodic three-colour change that occurs, with arterial vasospasm ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination (2012)

by Linda Anne Silvestri

Acrocyanosis is a bluish discoloration of the hands ...

Google previewBulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (1909)

Sladen mentioned the possibility of showing the boy later as a case of erythromelalgia or at any rate a more complex neurosis of which this acrocyanosis is the first stage. In fact, already, a month and a half after the discovery of the ...

Google previewIntroduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing (2013)

by Gloria Leifer

Acrocyanosis is the bluish color of hands and feet of the newborn that is normal and is caused by sluggish peripheral circulation. Administration of oxygen by face mask may be performed until the infant is crying vigorously. Some signs of ...

Google previewPediatric Cardiology for Practitioners (2014)

by Myung K. Park

Acrocyanosis is a bluish or red discoloration of the fingers and toes of normal newborns in the presence of normal arterial oxygen saturation. Pallor may be seen in infants with vasoconstriction from CHF or circulatory shock or in severely ...

Google previewBreeding Biology of Birds (1973)

Proceedings by Donald Sankey Farner

Acrocyanosis is the rarest and most innocuous of the arteriospastic disorders. The arteriospasm is persistent and is confined to the hands and/or feet; as a result they are chronically cyanotic. The cyanosis tends to be less severe in a warm ...

Google previewJohns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin (1908)

by Johns Hopkins Hospital

Sladen mentioned the possibility of showing the boy later as a case of erythromelalgia or at any rate a more complex neurosis of which this acrocyanosis is the first stage. In fact, already, a month and a half after the discovery of the ...

Google previewJoints and Connective Tissues (2012)

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series by Kerryn Phelps, Craig Hassed

Parents may need reassurance that these are normal and do not need intervention: • Acrocyanosis is the transitory bluish colour of the hands and feet seen in the first 2–6 hours after birth, before peripheral perfusion is fully established.

Google previewProfessional Paramedic, Volume II: Medical Emergencies, Maternal Health & Pediatrics (2012)

by Richard Beebe, Jeffrey C Myers

Acrocyanosis is the development of cyanosis in the peripheral parts of the body such as the nail beds, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. As hypoxemia worsens, cyanosis will move centrally. Blue discoloration of the lips and oropharynx ...

Google previewVascular Surgery (2007)

by Christos D. Liapis, Klaus Balzer, Fabrizio Benedetti-Valentini, Jose Fernandes

Acrocyanosis 3.2.3.1 Definition Acrocyanosis is a disorder characterized by continuous bluish discoloration of the digits of the hands and, less frequently, of the feet [10, 11]. Surgery The gold standard for treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis ...

Google previewRosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice (2013)

by John Marx, Ron Walls, Robert Hockberger

Acrocyanosis is the least common of the vasospastic disorders and is ...

Google previewAndrew's Diseases of the Skin (2011)

Clinical Dermatology by William D. James, Timothy Berger, Dirk Elston

Acrocyanosis is a persistent blue discoloration of the entire hand or foot worsened by cold exposure. The hands and feet may be hyperhidrotic (Fig. 3-7). It occurs chiefly in young women. Cyanosis increases as the temperature decreases and ...

Google previewVascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions (2008)

by Thom W. Rooke

Acrocyanosis is a bluish discoloration and coolness of the hands ( and less commonly the feet) that persists in both cool and warm environments.

Google previewClinical and Pathological Aspects of Skin Diseases in Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional and Deposition Disease (2010)

by Bruce R. Smoller, Franco Rongioletti

Acrocyanosis is the blue-to-violaceous hue of the skin acquired under conditions of arterial vasoconstriction and venular vasodilation [6]. The condition frequently involves cold hands and feet by definition, and a concomitant facial and truncal ...

Google previewPediatric Emergency Medicine (2008)

by Jill M. Baren

Acrocyanosis is a common phenomenon in neonates secondary to cold stress and peripheral vasoconstriction. Central cyanosis always reflects a pathologic etiology and is therefore a more ominous sign compared to peripheral cyanosis.

Google previewSurgery (2008)

by Michael Lavelle-Jones, John A. Dent

Acrocyanosis is a distinct entity characterised by a persistent cyanosis of the extremities. e. True. Primary Raynaud's phenomenon has a benign course. 11. a. True. Careful treatment of hypertension substantially reduces the risk of stroke in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

acrocyanosis 9 in limited range of neck movement; squamous cell cancer may rarely develop. Treatment Options and Outlook While no single treatment is effective for all patients, therapies include corticosteroid injections and topical ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Acrocyanosis A condition, occurring especially in young women, in which there is persistent blueness of hands, feet, nose and ears as a result of slow circulation of blood through the small vessels of the skin. Acromegaly A disorder caused by ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acrocyanosis, symmetrical cyanosis of the extremities, with persistent, uneven blue or red discoloration of the skin of the fingers, toes, wrists, or ankles accompanied by sweating or profuse coldness of the digits ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

acrocyanosis acid, pantothenic Vitamin B5. See also Appendix C, “ Vitamins.” acid indigestion Excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid by the stomach cells. Medically known as hyperchlorhydria. Sometimes used interchangeably with ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

acrocyanosis, symmetrical cyanosis of the extremities, with persistent, uneven blue or red discoloration of the skin of the fingers, toes, wrists, or ankles accompanied by sweating or profuse coldness of the digits ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

acrocyanosis (ak' -ro-si-a-no' -sis): Cyanosis of the extremities. Often associated with chilblains when the skin may be bluish or reddish and mottled; usually due to ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Acrocyanosis. A condition, occurring especially in young women, in which there is persistent blueness of hands, feet, nose and ears as a result of slow circulation of blood through the small ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2002)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

characterised by severe acrocyanosis and exacerbation of haemolysis during ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

extremity: for example, acrocyanosis. acrocentric /ākrösén'trik/ having the centromere (the part of a ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acrocyanosis n.

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary (2009)

for Nurses and Health Care Workers by Barbara F. Weller

acrocyanosis persistent cyanosis, coldness of the hands and feet and profuse sweating of the digits, often associated with a vasomotor defect. acromegaly a chronic condition producing gradual enlargement of the hands, feet, and ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2012)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

acrocyanosis (‚akroh‚sie'nohss) persistent cyanosis, coldness of the hands and feet, and profuse sweating of the digits; often associated with a vasomotor defect. This is a common finding for newborn babies in the first 48 hours. acrodynia ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acoria acoustic acoustic incident acoustic nerve acoustic neuroma acoustic shock ACPA acquired acquired immune deficiency syndrome acrania acroacrocentric acrocephalosyndactyly acrocyanosis acrodermatitis acrodynia acromegaly ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

acrocyanosis A persistent blue (cyanotic) discoloration of the ...

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