Aging Hearts and Arteries Glossary
A condition of the arteries
in which the interior of the artery wall is made
thick and irregular by deposits of fatty substances
and invasive cells from the blood and arterial wall
and matrix substances synthesized by the cells.
Source: National Institute on Aging
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The gradual build up of fatty substances in
blood vessels, which become narrowed and less flexible, until blood does not flow easily through them or is completely blocked.
A type of "hardening of the arteries" in which cholesterol, fat, and other substances in the blood build up in the walls of arteries. As the process continues, the arteries to the heart may narrow, cutting down the flow of oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to the heart.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
condition where deposits of fats and minerals form on the walls of an artery (especially the aorta, the coronary arteries and the cerebral arteries) and prevent blood from flowing easily
The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health
A disease characterized by the deposition of lipids and platelets at the innermost coat of certain arteries, which causes progressive narrowing of their lumen and a decrease in their elasticity.