Atherosclerosis vs Arthrosclerosis - What's the difference?

atherosclerosis | arthrosclerosis |



  • (pathology) The clogging or hardening of arteries]] or blood vessels caused by plaques (accumulations of [[fat, fatty deposits, usually cholesterol).
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    Usage notes

    Atherosclerosis' is easily confused with arteriosclerosis. The latter is a general term for hardening of arteries, for which ' atherosclerosis is one of the most common causes.

    Derived terms

    * atherosclerotic * atherosclerotically


    Not English

    Arthrosclerosis has no English definition. It may be misspelled.