Were you looking for information about Arteriosclerosis? Atersclerosis is a common misspelling of arteriosclerosis.
Arteriosclerosis -- the general hardening and thickening of the arteries -- is responsible for the majority of deaths in the United States. Atherosclerosis is the most common type; other types include focal calcific arteriosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, and arteriosclerosis obliterans. Regardless of the type, all forms of arteriosclerosis are characterized by a buildup in the arteries -- either of plaque or calcium.
(Click Arteriosclerosis for a more in-depth explanation regarding how arteriosclerosis forms and the different types.)
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