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Definition of Atherosclersosis

Atherosclersosis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
High Blood Pressure
A type of arteriosclerosis 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. Atherosclerosis is accelerated by high blood pressure.