Definition of Arteriolosclerosis

1. Noun. Sclerosis of the arterioles.

Generic synonyms: Induration, Sclerosis



Medical Definition of Arteriolosclerosis

1. Sclerosis and thickening of the walls of the smaller arteries (arterioles). Hyaline arteriolosclerosis, in which there is homogeneous pink hyaline thickening of the arteriolar walls, is associated with benign nephrosclerosis. Hyperplastic arteriolosclerosis, in which there is a concentric thickening with progressive narrowing of the lumina may be associated with malignant hypertension, nephrosclerosis and scleroderma. (17 Oct 1997)

Arteriolosclerosis Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Arteriolosclerosis Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arteriolosclerosis

arteriola temporalis retinae superior
arteriolae
arteriolae rectae
arteriolar
arteriolar nephrosclerosis
arteriolar network
arteriolar sclerosis
arteriole
arterioles
arteriolith
arteriolitis
arteriolo-
arteriology
arteriolonecrosis
arteriolonephrosclerosis
arteriolosclerosis (current term)
arteriolovenous
arteriolovenular
arteriolovenular anastomosis
arteriolovenular bridge
arteriomalacia
arteriometer
arteriomotor
arteriomyomatosis
arteriopalmus
arteriopathy
arterioplania
arterioplasty

Literary usage of Arteriolosclerosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Oxford Medicineby Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"arteriolosclerosis (Diffuse Hyperplastic Sclerosis, ... Fibrosis) In arteriolosclerosis the lesion of the intima affects the precapillary or terminal ..."

2. Health Consequences of Smoking: Cardiovascular Disease: Report of the by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... characterized by calcification of the medial layer of muscular arteries, and arteriolosclerosis, characterized by thickening, fibrosis, hyalinization, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Arteriolosclerosis

Search for Arteriolosclerosis on Dictionary.com!Search for Arteriolosclerosis on Thesaurus.com!Search for Arteriolosclerosis on Google!Search for Arteriolosclerosis on Wikipedia!

Search