Mottet, N. Karle University Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Last reviewed:October 2019
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The name given a group of degenerative diseases of arteries characterized by thickening and hardening of their walls. The group includes three types of lesions: (1) atherosclerosis involves the aorta and its major branches; (2) medial sclerosis involves the muscular arteries of the legs; and (3) arteriolosclerosis involves the small branches of the arterial tree, called the arterioles.
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