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Q: What distinguishes atherosclerosis from arteriosclerosis? A. Arteriosclerosis can lead to blood clots. B. Atherosclerosis is characterized by plaque buildup. C. Arteriosclerosis results in
inefficient blood flow. D. Atherosclerosis is a general term for artery hardening. Please select the best answer from the choices provided.
A: 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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