arteriolosclerosis

noun

ar·​te·​rio·​lo·​scle·​ro·​sis är-ˌtir-ē-ˌō-(ˌ)lō-sklə-ˈrō-səs, -ē-ə-ˌlō- How to pronounce arteriolosclerosis (audio)
plural arterioloscleroses -ˌsēz How to pronounce arteriolosclerosis (audio)
: 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

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“Arteriolosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arteriolosclerosis. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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