hardening of the arteries


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hardening of the arteries:

see arteriosclerosisarteriosclerosis
, general term for a condition characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of the blood vessels. These changes are frequently accompanied by accumulations inside the vessel walls of lipids, e.g.
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Hardening of the arteries should be something senior citizens talk about - and not when they're talking about the grandkids.
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These deposits indicate the onset of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and are detectable years before a person experiences chest pain or has a heart attack.
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