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atherosclerosis


Atherosclerosis is a form of arteriosclerosis.
  the progressive narrowing and hardening of the arteries over time caused by the buildup of deposits of fats, cholesterol, and cell waste products along the lining of arteries
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atherosclerosis hardening of the arteries
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Atherosclerosis is sometimes called "hardening of the arteries."
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  • Atherosclerosis is a form of arteriosclerosis.
  • "Hardening of the arteries" was the explanation for laymen.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   atherosclerosis [9] , multiple sclerosis [7] , angina [8]
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