ARTERIOPATHIA HYPERTONICA

a form of arterial degeneration that is often associated with hypertension. The muscle and elastic tissue of the walls of the arterial system increase over time and forms layers that are eventually replaced by connective-tissue fibers. The condition itself can be both a cause and an effect of hypertension, leading to cerebrovascular accidents if left undiagnosed.

ARTERIOPATHIA HYPERTONICA: "The condition called arteriopathia hypertonica is marked by the degeneration of the arteries due to hypertension."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARTERIOPATHIA HYPERTONICA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/arteriopathia-hypertonica/ (accessed May 31, 2020).
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