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Disease Vascular Calcification

Name Vascular Calcification
Synonyms Calcifications, Vascular | Calcification, Vascular | Calcinoses, Vascular | Calcinosis, Vascular | Vascular Calcifications | Vascular Calcinoses | Vascular Calcinosis
Definition 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.
Categories Metabolic disease
MeSH® ID D061205

Top ↑ Ancestors

DiseasesNutritional and Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Metabolic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Calcium Metabolism Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Calcinosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Vascular Calcification Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

Top ↑ Descendants

Vascular Calcification Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Arterial calcification of infancy Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Monckeberg Medial Calcific Sclerosis
  Singleton Merten syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes