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atherosclerosis

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Definition 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
  • Atherosclerosis is a form of arteriosclerosis.
  • "Hardening of the arteries" was the explanation for laymen.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • She had written a letter three years earlier which explained more than "hardening of the arteries."
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up

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