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Mönckeberg's sclerosis

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noun Möncke·berg's sclerosis \ˈmu̇ŋk-ə-ˌbərgz-, ˈmeŋk-\

Medical Definition of Mönckeberg's sclerosis

  1. :  arteriosclerosis characterized by the formation of calcium deposits in the mediae of especially the peripheral arteries

Biographical Note for mönckeberg's sclerosis

Mönckeberg

\ˈmœŋk-ə-ˌberk\play ,

Johann Georg

(1877–1925), German pathologist. Mönckeberg in 1903 described for the first time a form of sclerosis affecting the middle coat of the arterial walls especially of the extremities. In 1924 he published a follow-up report.


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