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arteriosclerosis

[ahr-teer-ee-oh-skluh-roh-sis] /ɑrˌtɪər i oʊ skləˈroʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
degenerative changes in the arteries, characterized by thickening of the vessel walls and accumulation of calcium with consequent loss of elasticity and lessened blood flow.
Compare atherosclerosis.
Origin of arteriosclerosis
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin. See arterio-, sclerosis
Related forms
arteriosclerotic
[ahr-teer-ee-oh-skluh-rot-ik] /ɑrˌtɪər i oʊ skləˈrɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • True epileptic convulsions dependent on arteriosclerotic changes are also seen and are not so uncommon.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The lesions of the arteriosclerotic kidney are due to narrowing and eventual obstruction of the afferent vessels.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • This might be called the arteriosclerotic high-tension group (Stone's cardiac group).

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • It is fortunate for the arteriosclerotic that mild grades of the disease are compatible with a fairly active life.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • There is also the chronically shrunken and scarred kidney known pathologically as the arteriosclerotic kidney.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • Upon the anatomical structure of the arteries depends, as a rule, the character and extent of the arteriosclerotic lesions.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • These phenomena remind us of what we see in epileptic confusions, in epileptic deterioration and in arteriosclerotic dementia.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
British Dictionary definitions for arteriosclerotic

arteriosclerosis

/ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
a pathological condition of the circulatory system characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls Nontechnical name hardening of the arteries
Derived Forms
arteriosclerotic (ɑːˌtɪərɪəʊsklɪəˈrɒtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for arteriosclerotic

arteriosclerosis

n.

"hardening of the arteries," 1885, medical Latin, from arterio- + sclerosis.

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arteriosclerotic in Medicine

arteriosclerosis ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis (är-tēr'ē-ō-sklə-rō'sĭs)
n.
Any of a group of chronic diseases in which thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls result in impaired blood circulation. Also called arterial sclerosis.


ar·te'ri·o·scle·rot'ic (-rŏt'ĭk) adj.
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arteriosclerotic in Science
arteriosclerosis
  (är-tîr'ē-ō-sklə-rō'sĭs)   
A thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls that results in impaired blood circulation. See also atherosclerosis.
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arteriosclerotic in Culture
arteriosclerosis [(ahr-teer-ee-oh-skluh-roh-sis)]

A disease commonly called hardening of the arteries. In arteriosclerosis, the walls of the arteries thicken and harden. The loss of flexibility results in a lessening of the flow of blood to the various organs of the body. (Compare atherosclerosis; see circulatory system.)

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