A disorder featuring painful constriction of blood vessels in the extremities, primarily the fingers and toes. It is primarily caused by exposure to the cold but in some cases may be precipitated by stress.

RAYNAUD'S DISEASE: "Her Raynaud's disease made it difficult for Mary to spend much time outdoors in the winter."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RAYNAUD'S DISEASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/raynauds-disease/ (accessed September 27, 2021).