What distinguishes atherosclerosis from arteriosclerosis?
Arteriosclerosis can lead to blood clots.
Atherosclerosis is characterized by plaque buildup.
Arteriosclerosis results in inefficient blood flow.
Atherosclerosis is a general term for artery hardening.
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B. Atherosclerosis is characterized by plaque buildup.
Atherosclerosis is the most common type of arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and caused by plaque building up in the vessel. [ Over time the plaque causes thickening of the walls of the artery. Stiffness and a loss of elasticity also result.
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