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Descriptor English:   Vascular Calcification 
Descriptor Spanish:   Calcificación Vascular 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Calcificação Vascular 
Synonyms English:   Calcification, Vascular
Calcifications, Vascular
Calcinoses, Vascular
Calcinosis, Vascular
Vascular Calcifications
Vascular Calcinoses
Vascular Calcinosis  
Tree Number:   C18.452.174.130.780
Definition English:   Deposition of calcium into the blood vessel structures. Excessive calcification of the vessels are associated with ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUES formation particularly after MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (see MONCKEBERG MEDIAL CALCIFIC SCLEROSIS) and chronic kidney diseases which in turn increase VASCULAR STIFFNESS. 
History Note English:   2012 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   54540 
Unique Identifier:   D061205 

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