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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