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noun ar·te·rio·lo·scle·ro·sis
\är-ˌtir-ē-ˌō-(ˌ)lō-sklə-ˈrō-səs, -ē-ə-ˌlō-\
plural ar·te·rio·lo·scle·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ARTERIOLOSCLEROSIS

:  thickening of the intima of arterioles (as of the kidney in hypertension) by hyaline and fatty deposits that reduce the lumen and obstruct blood flow
April 28, 2015
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