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Synonyms for sclerosis

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The first problem of inconsistent naming is evident by the fact that the first 2 types of arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis and Monckeberg medial sclerosis, are defined by their gross and histopathologic features.
Furthermore, the term Monckeberg medial sclerosis is most likely being used incorrectly.
20) Thus, the weight of evidence indicates that the lesion inaptly regarded as medial sclerosis actually involves the IEL--regarded by anatomy textbooks as intima (21-23)--and may or may not involve the media.
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