medial sclerosis


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Related to medial sclerosis: Mönckeberg's arteriosclerosis, pipestem arteries

medial sclerosis

[‚mēd·ē·əl sklə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
An uncommon degenerative arterial disease that is characterized by ring-like calcifications that occur within the media (middle layer) of muscular arteries of the arms, legs, or genital tract, it rarely occurs in men or women under the age of 50, and its cause is obscure.
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