a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, esp. of the intima, occurring mostly in old age. Subtypes are distinguished, such as arteriolosclerosis and atherosclerosis.
Literally the hardening and thickening of the arteries. This condition, divided into three distinct variants, can occur due to build up of fat deposits (plaque) on the inner walls of arteries (atherosclerosis), calcification of the wall of the arteries (Monckeberg's medial calcific sclerosis), or thickening of the muscular wall of small arteries and arterioles (arteriolosclerosis).
A group of diseases in which the walls of the arteries get thick and hard. In one type of arteriosclerosis, fat builds up inside the walls and slows the blood flow. These diseases often occur in people who have had diabetes for a long time. See also: Atherosclerosis.
Hardening and thickening of arterial walls due to pathologic changes in the intima and/or media.
Thickening and hardenening of the artery walls by one of several diseases.
a type of artery desease characterized by hardening of the arteries.
a chronic disease characterized by abnormal thickening and hardening of the arterial walls with resulting loss of elasticity
A condition in which the walls of the arteries become thick and hard, losing the ability to stretch and contract in response to changes in blood pressure or the heart's pumping action. Arteriosclerosis is also known as "hardening of the arteries."
arterio-, artery + scler-, hard + -osis, a condition] (n) or "hardening of the arteries" a condition in which fatty deposits, cholesterol and calcium build up on the inside of arteries decreasing blood flow and pliability. This is a common cause of high blood pressure as the heart has to beat harder to push the blood through arteries that are partially blocked and less pliable. When arteriosclerosis occurs in large arteries, such as the aorta, it is often referred to as atherosclerosis.
An arterial disease characterized by the hardening of the blood vessel walls.
the buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) in blood vessels, leading to the gradual narrowing of those vessels and restricted blood flow
a condition in which the elastic and muscular tissues of the arteries are replaced with fibrous tissue
common disorder of the arteries characterised by thickening, loss of elasticity, and calcification of artery walls. Results in decreased blood supply to the brain and lower extremities. Typical signs include pain on walking, poor circulation in feet and legs, headache dizziness and memory defects.
Changes in the elasticity of the arteries due to the hardening of calcium deposits on lipid build up. Atherosclerosis: The early stages of arteriosclerosis marked by the build up of lipid on the vessel walls.
Disease in which the arterial wall thickens and elasticity is lost.
hardening and loss of elasticity of the artery wall.
sclerosis of the arterial walls
is a generic term for the thickening and hardening of the arterial wall.
Diseases characterized by thickening and loss of the elasticity of arterial walls, comprising three distinct forms: atherosclerosis, Monckeberg's arteriosclerosis and arteriolosclerosis.
Imprecise term for various disorders of arteries, particularly hardening due to fibrosis or calcium deposition, often used as a synonym for atherosclerosis.
thickening of blood vessels leading to plaque formation and decreased blood flow.
Thickening and hardening of arteries of all sizes throughout the body; risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of arterial walls, resulting in impaired blood circulation ( Heart Formula)
Similar to Atherosclerosis
A disease characterized by the deposition of atheromatous plaque containing cholesterol and lipids, on the innermost layer of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries.
A process associated with aging characterized by plaque formation inside arteries (blood vessels).
a term applied to a number of pathological conditions in which there is a thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity in the wall of the arteries (arteries carry blood from the heart to the tissues).
A disease of the arterial vessels marked by thickening, hardening, or loss of elasticity in the arterial walls. The most common form is arteriosclerosis, characterized by the thickening of arteries from plaques.
A normal consequence of aging where the arterial walls gradually thicken and arterial fibers decline. The arteries become stiff. (see Atherosclerosis)
a variety of conditions caused by fatty or calcium deposits in the artery walls causing them to thicken.
loss of elasticity in walls of arteries due to thickening and calcification
commonly called "hardening of the arteries;" a variety of conditions that occur when fatty or calcium deposits in the artery walls causing them to thicken.
Thickening and calcification of the arterial wall with loss of elasticity and contractility.
a condition involving arterial (or vascular) sclerosis or hardening of the vessels
Hardening of the arteries (see Atherosclerosis)
A condition marked by loss of elasticity thickening, and hardening of the arteries.
A chronic disease of the arteries characterized by the thickening or hardening of the arterial walls impairing blood circulation. Go to Top
literally means hardening of the arteries and is often used synonymously with atherosclerosis. There is only a histologic difference between the two, depending on which layer of the artery wall is involved. Arteriosclerosis itself is characterized by thickening of the artery wall, and simultaneous decrease of the inside diameter (lumen) of the artery, thus compromising blood flow and increasing the blood pressure.
The process whereby abnormal deposits of lipids, cholesterol and plaque build up, leading to narrowing or blockage in arteries taking blood to the hand, foot head or vital organs. Also called atherosclerosis.
Thickening and hardening of the arteries, leading to an inability of the vessel to change its lumen size.
General term for the thickening and the hardening of arteries. Its development is accelerated by high blood pressure. (Read about arteriosclerosis in " The Heart & Cardiovascular System" also read about " Hypertension: High Blood Pressure")
Arteriosclerosis is a general term for the hardening and thickening of the arterial wall, with a loss of elasticity.
thickening, hardening and narrowing of the arteries
the group of diseases characterized by thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls, popularly called "hardening of the arteries." Also called atherosclerotic coronary artery disease or coronary artery disease.
A hardening of the arteries taking a number of forms.
A general term that describes number of diseases of blood vessels, of which atherosclerosis is the most important to the diabetic.
Arteriosclerosis is a general term for a condition that is characterized by the thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the arteries. J K W X Y Z
Thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity to the arterial wall.
is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. This condition often occurs with aging, in hypertension and diabetes.
"Hardening of the arteries" - The arteries become stiff and non-elastic.
when artery walls thicken and lose elasticity. Sometimes called â€œhardening of the arteries.
A circulatory disorder characterized by a thickening and stiffening of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries, which impedes circulation.
Hardening and thickening of the walls of the arteries. Arteriosclerosis can occur because of fatty deposits on the inner lining of arteries (atherosclerosis), calcification of the wall of the arteries, or thickening of the muscular wall of the arteries from chronically elevated blood pressure ( hypertension).
The walls of the arteries get thick and hard due to fat build up inside the walls and slows the blood flow. This often occur in people who have had diabetes for a long time.
( ar-teer'-ee-o-scler-oh'-siss): Hardening of the arteries. Fat deposits collect inside the arteries, blocking blood flow to the kidneys.
hardening of the arteries.” Artery walls become thick and lose their ability to stretch.
commonly referred to as 'hardening of the arteries'. Build up of placque along the walls of the blood vessels resulting in a narrowing of the pathway for blood flow.
Hardening of the arteries due to thickening and loss of elasticity.
The most common form of arteriosclerosis. The development of raised patches of fibrous and fatty tissue on the inside walls of the blood vessels leads to narrowing and hardening of the arteries. The resulting impairment of blood flow can have serious consequences such as coronary artery disease or stroke.
Commonly called hardening of the arteries, this includes a variety of conditions that cause artery walls to thicken and lose elasticity (ability to stretch).
A common form of heart disease which is specific to and involves a hardening of the arteries.
arteriosclerosis (är-tîr´ê-o-skle-ro¹sîs), general term for a condition characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the arteries. In its most common form, atherosclerosis, fatty deposits, e.g., CHOLESTEROL, build up on the inner artery walls; in some cases calcium deposits also form. The blood vessels narrow, and blood flow decreases; THROMBOSIS, HEART DISEASE, and STROKE may result. Surgical treatment is sometimes effective, but there is no specific cure. A low-cholesterol diet and control of predisposing factors, such as HYPERTENSION, smoking, DIABETES, and obesity, are usually recommended.1 ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis (är-tîr´ê-o-skle-ro¹sîs) noun A chronic disease in which thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls result in impaired blood circulation. — ar·te´ri·o·scle·rot¹ic (-ròt¹îk) adjective
describes thickening or hardening of arteries.
A disease process commonly called hardening of the arteries. This includes a variety of conditions that cause artery walls to thicken and lose elasticity.
used interchangeably with the term atherosclerosis to describe a condition affecting the arteries.
A common arterial disorder. Characterized by calcified yellowish plaques, lipids, and cellular debris in the inner layers of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries.
a disorder causing thickening and hardening of artery walls
Arteriosclerosis is the progressive thickening and loss of elasticity in the walls of arteries due to deposition of plaques consisting of cholesterol, platelets and clots.
Commonly called "hardening of the arteries." An abnormal thickening and loss of elasticity of the wall of the arteries.
collective name for conditions manifested by a thickening or hardening of the lining of an artery diminishing the elasticity of the blood vessel. May lead to heart disease or vascular disease of the lower limbs, and strokes.
Any of a group of diseases leading to the thickening and loss of elasticity in arterial walls.
The arterial walls thicken and lose their elasticity. Commonly called "hardening of the arteries"