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arteriosclerosis (s) (noun), arterioscleroses (pl)
Any of the various growing and increasing rapidly degenerative changes in the arteries or blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the other areas of the body: Arteriosclerosis is a result of the thickening of the walls of the blood vessels, a loss of clasticity (separating and dividing), and in some cases, calcium deposition: After a physical examination, Mildred's doctor told her that she had arteriosclerosis involving a diminished elasticity in her arterial walls due to her normal aging processes which is commonly called the "hardening of the arteries".
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