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arteriosclerosis Line breaks: ar¦terio|scler¦osis
Pronunciation: /ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrəʊsɪs/

Definition of arteriosclerosis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
The thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, occurring typically in old age.
Example sentences
  • We also excluded patients with diabetes mellitus, arteriosclerosis, and those receiving anticoagulant medication.
  • The feel of the artery itself may suggest whether its wall has normal resilience, or is hardened and thickened by arteriosclerosis.
  • Most genetically predisposed diseases are not rare conditions limited to small numbers of families; they encompass a wide spectrum of common diseases like diabetes, arteriosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and many cancers.


Pronunciation: /ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrɒtɪk/
Example sentences
  • Gross and microscopic examination revealed bronchopneumonia and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • In peacetime, however, by far the commonest indication is gangrene due to severe arterial disease, usually arteriosclerotic or diabetic in origin, and not infrequently from a combination of these two conditions.
  • Drop attacks where the elderly fall and can't get up without help are associated with arteriosclerotic blood vessel disease at the back of the brain.
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