arteriolosclerosis

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Noun1.arteriolosclerosis - sclerosis of the arterioles
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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The arteriolar changes of hypertension arc thought to result primarily from vasospasm, whereas the arteriolosclerotic changes are considered to occur secondary to thickening of the arteriolar wall.
Arteriolosclerotic thickening and perivascular glial cell proliferation contribute to compression of venules at arteriovenous crossing, termed arteriovenous (a/v) nipping (Gunn's sign) (Figure 1).
The arteriolar changes of hypertension have been considered to result primarily from vasospasm whereas the arteriolosclerotic changes result from thickening of the arteriolar wall.