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Atherosclerosis vs. arteriosclerosis: Dispelling the confusion

It is worthwhile to reflect on atherosclerosis vs. arteriosclerosis because of some confusion in the meaning and use of the two terms.  Arteriosclerosis is a general term.  Atherosclerosis is a more specific one. Etymology and similarities Arteriosclerosis derives its name from the combining of the word elements ‘sclerosis’ and ‘arterio.’  Sclerosis is a Greek word […]

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