arterial nephrosclerosis or ar·te·ri·o·neph·ro·scle·ro·sis (är-tēr’ē-ō-něf’rō-sklə-rō’sĭs)
Patchy atrophic scarring of the kidney due to arteriosclerotic narrowing of the lumens of large branches of the renal artery; it occurs in the aged or in hypertensive persons and occasionally causes hypertension.
- Arterial sclerosis
arterial sclerosis arterial sclerosis n. See arteriosclerosis.
- Arterial tension
arterial tension arterial tension n. The pressure of the blood within an artery. Historical Examples There is, as a rule, no increase in arterial tension; on the contrary, the pressure is apt to be low. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield When sleep set in, in these cases, no alteration was noted in the arterial […]
- Arterial spider
arterial spider arterial spider n. A telangiectatic arteriole in the skin having capillary branches that radiate from a central area in a manner similar to legs from the body of a spider. Also called spider nevus, spider telangiectasia, vascular spider.
to convert (venous blood) into blood by the action of oxygen in the lungs. verb (transitive) to change (venous blood) into arterial blood by replenishing the depleted oxygen to vascularize (tissues) to provide with arteries