- degenerative changes in the arteries, characterized by thickening of the vessel walls and accumulation of calcium with consequent loss of elasticity and lessened blood flow.
Origin of arteriosclerosis
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Upon the anatomical structure of the arteries depends, as a rule, the character and extent of the arteriosclerotic lesions.
The lesions of the arteriosclerotic kidney are due to narrowing and eventual obstruction of the afferent vessels.
This might be called the arteriosclerotic high-tension group (Stone's cardiac group).
There is also the chronically shrunken and scarred kidney known pathologically as the arteriosclerotic kidney.
True epileptic convulsions dependent on arteriosclerotic changes are also seen and are not so uncommon.
- a pathological condition of the circulatory system characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial wallsNontechnical name: hardening of the arteries
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Word Origin and History for arteriosclerotic
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- Any of a group of chronic diseases in which thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls result in impaired blood circulation.arterial sclerosis
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- A thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls that results in impaired blood circulation. See also atherosclerosis.
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