Imprecise term for various disorders of arteries, particularly hardening due to fibrosis or calcium deposition; often used as a synonym for atherosclerosis.
The formation of plaque-like deposits that harden and narrow the arteries, interfering with blood flow.Found on http://www.chowbaby.com/10_2000/glossary/glossary.html?synchpage=2&Z=750170
- sclerosis of the arterial wallsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=arteriosclerosis
Hardening of the arteries due to conditions that cause the arterial walls to become thick, hard, and none elastic.Found on http://www.netfit.co.uk/glossary/fitness-glossary-a.htm
Hardening and thickening of the walls of the arteries.Found on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossarya.html
a disorder causing thickening and hardening of artery walls Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=A
The condition of blood vessels that have thickened, hardened, and lost their elasticity-'hardening of the arteries.'
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Hardening of the arteries.
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Arteriosclerosis: Hardening and thickening of the walls of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis can occur because of fatty deposits on the inner lining of arteries (atherosclerosis), calcification of the wall of the arteries, or thickening of the muscular wall of the arteries from chronically elevated blood pressure (hypertension).Common Misspellings: ar...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2336
Hardening of the arteries due to conditions that cause the arterial walls to become thick, hard, and none elastic.Found on http://fitandhealthysolutions.com/terminology/terminologya.html
The deposition of materials along the arterial walls, a type of arteriosclerosis.Found on http://fitandhealthysolutions.com/terminology/terminologya.html
[ Greek 'arthri`a
artery + sclerosis
Abnormal thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, esp. of the intima, occurring mostly in old age. -- Ar*te`ri*o*scle...
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<cardiology, disease> Imprecise term for various disorders of arteries, particularly hardening due to fibrosis or calcium deposition, often used as a synonym for atherosclerosis. ... (17 Oct 1997) ...
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arterial sclerosis noun sclerosis of the arterial walls
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(ahr-tēr″e-o-sklә-ro´sis) any of a group of diseases characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls; symptoms depend on the organ system involved. There are three main types: atherosclerosis (the most common type), Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis, and arteriolosclerosis. Sometimes ...
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• (n.) Abnormal thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, esp. of the intima, occurring mostly in old age.
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chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the walls of arteries, with a resulting loss of elasticity. The major form of ... [7 related articles]
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A disease of arteries in which the wall becomes thickened and rigid, and blood flow is hindered. Atherosclerosis is the formation of fatty deposits (containing cholesterol) in the inner lining of an artery, followed by scarring and calcification. It is commoner in older age groups, but in diabetes, ...
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General term for the thickening and the hardening of arteries. Its development is accelerated by high blood pressure. (Read about 'Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis' 'Hypertension: High Blood Pressure')
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arteriosclerosis (ärtir"ēōsklurō'sis) , general term for a condition characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels. These changes are frequently accompanied by accumulations inside the vessel walls of lipids, e.g., cho...
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Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries, with thickening and loss of elasticity. It is associated with smoking, ageing, and a diet high in saturated fats. The term is used loosely as a synonym for atherosclerosis.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ar-tēr′ē-ō-skler-ō′sis Definitions: 1. Hardening of the arteries; types generally recognized are: atherosclerosis, Mönckeberg arteriosclerosis, and arteriolosclerosis. Synonyms: arterial sclerosis, arteriosclerotic heart disease, vascular sclerosis
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Hardening of the arteries, with thickening and loss of elasticity. It is associated with smoking, ageing, and a diet high in saturated fats. The term is used loosely as a synonym for atherosclerosis
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(ar-tir;e-o-sklue-ro;sis) Any one of a group of diseases characterized by thickening and hardening of the artery wall and in the narrowing of its lumen.
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