SCLEROSIS

Induration or hardening, especially from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance; applied chiefly to such hardening of the nervous system (see: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; multiple sclerosis) or to hardening of the blood vessels (see: arteriosclerosis; atherosclerosis).

SCLEROSIS: "Smoking can cause sclerosis, particularly in the arteries."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCLEROSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sclerosis/ (accessed January 16, 2020).
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