Arteriosclerosis refers to a stiffening of arteries.
Arteriosclerosis is a general term describing any hardening (and loss of elasticity) of medium or large arteries (from the Greek Arterio, meaning ''artery'', and sclerosis, meaning ''hardening'')
It should not be confused with "arteriolosclerosis" or "atherosclerosis", which are described in greater detail below.
Also known by the name "myoconditis" which is outdated and no longer in general use.
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