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Intracranial Arteriosclerosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Intracranial Arteriosclerosis
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.300.510.800
C14.907.137.126.372
C14.907.253.560.350
Unique ID
D002537
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002537
Scope Note
Vascular diseases characterized by thickening and hardening of the walls of ARTERIES inside the SKULL. There are three subtypes: (1) atherosclerosis with fatty deposits in the ARTERIAL INTIMA; (2) Monckeberg's sclerosis with calcium deposits in the media and (3) arteriolosclerosis involving the small caliber arteries. Clinical signs include HEADACHE; CONFUSION; transient blindness (AMAUROSIS FUGAX); speech impairment; and HEMIPARESIS.
Entry Term(s)
Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
Cerebral Atherosclerosis
Intracranial Atherosclerosis
NLM Classification #
WL 355
Public MeSH Note
2000; see CEREBRAL ARTERIOSCLEROSIS 1963-1999
History Note
2000(1963)
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/30
Intracranial Arteriosclerosis Preferred
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