A psychophysiological disorder in which capillaries, especially of the fingers and toes, are subject to spasm. It is characterized by cold, moist hands, is commonly accompanied by pain, and may progress to gangrene.
vascular disease, primarily of females, characterized by bilateral attacks of ischemia, usually of the fingers and toes; the skin becomes pale and exhibits burning and pain as a result of exposure to cold or to emotional stimuli
A condition in which the fingers and toes become pale when exposed to cold or emotional stress, owing to sudden narrowing of the arteries that supply them with blood.
a disease in which blood vessels of the fingers and toes constrict on exposure to cold, causing numbness and pallor. Blood vessels then expand causing area to tingle and become red or purple as the blood returns.
Vascular condition in which the fingers become cold and pale when blood vessels are constricted upon exposure to cold
severe paroxysmal vascular disorder causing disturbances of the circulation in the extremities.
neurovascular disorder characterized by local vascular contractions resulting in attacks of decreased blood flow to the extremities upon exposure to cold
Raynaud's disease (RAY-noz) is a condition that affects blood flow to the extremities which include the fingers, toes, nose and ears when exposed to temperature changes or stress. It was named after Maurice Raynaud (1834 - 1881), a French physician who first described it in 1862.