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Arteriosclerosis

  • By: Rachana Potru
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Arteriosclerosis literally means “hardening of the arteries” and is a broad term used to describe many diseases that cause thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries. Arteries are the vessels that carry oxygenated blood full of nutrients from ...

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