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Medical Term:

arteriolar nephrosclerosis


Definition: renal scarring caused by arteriolar sclerosis resulting from longstanding hypertension; the kidneys are finely granular and mildly or moderately contracted, with hyaline thickening of the walls of afferent glomerular arterioles and hyaline scarring of scattered glomeruli; chronic renal failure develops infrequently.

Synonym(s): arteriolonephrosclerosis, benign nephrosclerosis

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