Definition of arteriosclerosis in English:

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arteriosclerosis

Pronunciation: /ärˌtirēōskləˈrōsəs/

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.

Derivatives

arteriosclerotic

Pronunciation: /ärˌtirēōskləˈrädik/
adjective
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis

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