hardening of the arteries


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hardening of the arteries

n.
Thickening and loss of elasticity of the arteries characteristic of arteriosclerosis and especially atherosclerosis.

hardening of the arteries

n
(Pathology) a nontechnical name for arteriosclerosis
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardening of the arteries - sclerosis of the arterial wallshardening of the arteries - sclerosis of the arterial walls  
atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
arteriosclerosis obliterans - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving closure of blood vessels
induration, sclerosis - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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We found that paracetamol blocks the activity of myeloperoxidase, thus inhibiting the transformation of LDLs into particles that contribute to hardening of the arteries,'' said Dr Greenspan.
When LDL becomes oxidized, it takes on a form that begins atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries," said lead researcher Robert DiSilvestro, professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University and a researcher at the university's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.
The University of Maryland in shown that garlic boosts circulation, lowers fats and your blood pressure as well as slowing down the hardening of the arteries where your blood vessels become furred up.
Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is usually considered a modern disease brought on by fatty diets, smoking and lack of exercise.
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Hardening of the arteries should be something senior citizens talk about - and not when they're talking about the grandkids.
Pathologist Dr Julie Walker said the cause of death was heart disease due to hardening of the arteries, with "significant" blood pressure which could have been a contributory factor.
In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40% blood levels of a substance linked to hardening of the arteries.
The most common cause of a thoracic aortic aneurysm is hardening of the arteries, a condition common in people with high cholesterol, long-term high blood pressure, or smokers.
The research found that healthy, middle-aged adults who ate one apple every day for four weeks succeeded in lowering levels of 'bad' cholesterol by 40 percent, a substance which has been linked to the hardening of the arteries.
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