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Definition of Arteriosclerosis

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chronic disease characterized by hardening and thickening of the arterial walls
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arteriosclerosis
\ar*te`ri*o*scle*ro"sis\ (?r*tē`r&ibreve;*&osl;*skl&esl;*rō"s&ibreve;s), n. [gr. 'arthri`a artery + sclerosis.] (med.) abnormal thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, esp. of the intima, occurring mostly in old age. -- ar*te`ri*o*scle*rot"ic (#), a.

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Noun
1. sclerosis of the arterial walls
(synonym) arterial sclerosis, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries, coronary-artery disease
(hypernym) sclerosis, induration
(hyponym) atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease
Arteriosclerosis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Arteriosclerosis is the thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries. This process gradually restricts the blood flow to one's organs and tissues and can lead to severe health risks brought on by atherosclerosis, which is a specific form of arteriosclerosis caused by the buildup of fatty plaques, cholesterol, and some other substances in and on the artery walls.

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Arteriosclerosis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A loss of elasticity in the walls of the arteries due to thickening and calcification.
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Age-related changes in blood vessels that are part of a general process of increasing stiffness of blood vessels. Its development is accelerated by high blood pressure.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Hardening and thickening of the walls of the arteries.
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
hardening of the arteries.
  
Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)