[skli-rohst, skleer-ohzd, skler-]
- hardened or indurated, as by sclerosis.
Origin of sclerosed
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The glomeruli stand out as whitish dots and the sclerosed arteries are easily recognized, as their walls are much thickened.
When the arteries are sclerosed, they are less elastic and the blood supply is, therefore, less easily regulated.
In cases where the arteries are so sclerosed that they feel like pipe stems there may be an actual decrease in the blood pressure.
Here (vide supra) (Thayer), the palpable arteries do appear to be sclerosed permanently.
But when the radials are sclerosed, it is usually the case that similar changes exist in other parts.
- pathol hardened; sclerotic
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