Definition of arteriosclerosis in English:

arteriosclerosis

Line breaks: ar¦terio|scler¦osis
Pronunciation: /ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrəʊsɪs
 
, -sklə-/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • The thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, occurring typically in old age.
    More 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: /-ˈrɒtɪk/
adjective
More 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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