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Introduction: Arteriosclerosis

Description of Arteriosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis (medical condition): Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood...more »

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Arteriosclerosis: sclerosis of the arterial walls.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Arteriosclerosis: A common form of arteriosclerosis characterized by deposits of plaques (atheromas) containing lipids, carbohydrates, blood and blood products, fibrous tissue, and calcium deposits. These plaques are found in the intima of large- and medium-sized arteries.
Source: Diseases Database

Arteriosclerosis: thickening and loss of elasticity of arterial walls; atherosclerosis is the most common form of arteriosclerosis and involves lipid deposition and thickening of the intimal cell layers within arteries; additional forms of arteriosclerosis involve calcification of the media of muscular arteries (Monkeberg medial calcific sclerosis) and thickening of the walls of small arteries or arterioles due to cell proliferation or hyaline deposition (arteriolosclerosis).
Source: CRISP

Arteriosclerosis: Thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of ARTERIES of all sizes. There are many forms classified by the types of lesions and arteries involved, such as ATHEROSCLEROSIS with fatty lesions in the ARTERIAL INTIMA of medium and large muscular arteries.
Source: MeSH 2007

Arteriosclerosis: Related Topics

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Arteriosclerosis as a Disease

Arteriosclerosis: Another name for Atherosclerosis (or close medical condition association).
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Arteriosclerosis: Related Diseases

Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Arteriosclerosis

Some of the causes of Arteriosclerosis are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Arteriosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)

Some of the symptoms of Arteriosclerosis incude:

Treatments for Arteriosclerosis (Atherosclerosis)

Treatments for Arteriosclerosis (Atherosclerosis) include:

Treatment of Arteriosclerosis: For more treatment information about Arteriosclerosis, see treatment of Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)

Arteriosclerosis: Article Excerpts about Atherosclerosis


Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque on the inside walls of arteries... (Source: excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC)

Coronary Artery Disease (Easy to Read): NWHIC (Excerpt)

Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries. Your arteries are blood vessels that carry... (Source: excerpt from Coronary Artery Disease (Easy to Read): NWHIC)


Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis (or thickening and hardening of the arteries). As we age, some... (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)

Arteriosclerosis as a Symptom

Arteriosclerosis (symptom): A group of medical conditions which are characterized by the...more »

Arteriosclerosis (symptom): See Arteriosclerosis (symptom information).

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Arteriosclerosis: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Arteriosclerosis:

Terms associated with Arteriosclerosis:

Terms Similar to Arteriosclerosis:

Source: Diseases Database

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Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Arteriosclerosis:

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Broader terms for Arteriosclerosis

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Other terms that may be related to Arteriosclerosis:

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Hierarchical classifications of Arteriosclerosis

The following list attempts to classify Arteriosclerosis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • induration,sclerosis
  • pathology
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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