hypertensive arteriosclerosis

hy·per·ten·sive ar·te·ri·o·scle·ro·sis

progressive increase in muscle and elastic tissue of arterial walls, resulting from hypertension; in longstanding hypertension, elastic tissue forms numerous concentric layers in the intima and there is replacement of muscle by collagen fibers and hyaline thickening of the intima of arterioles; such changes can develop with increasing age in the absence of hypertension and may then be referred to as senile arteriosclerosis.

hypertensive arteriosclerosis

a form of arteriosclerosis complicated by a buildup of the muscular and elastic tissues of the arterial walls caused by hypertension.

hy·per·ten·sive ar·ter·i·o·scle·ro·sis

(hī'pĕr-ten'siv ahr-tēr'ē-ō-skler-ō'sis)
Progressive increase in muscle and elastic tissue of arterial walls, resulting from hypertension; in long-standing hypertension, elastic tissue forms numerous concentric layers in the intima and there is replacement of muscle by collagen fibers and hyaline thickening of the intima of arterioles; such changes can develop with increasing age in the absence of hypertension and may then be referred to as senile arteriosclerosis.
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