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Arteriosclerosis

Synonym(s)

  • arteriosclerotic vascular disease
  • arteriovascular disease

Definition(s)

A chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014