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Definition of Cerebrovascular disease

Cerebrovascular disease: Disease of the blood vessels and, especially, the arteries that supply the brain. Cerebrovascular disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis and can lead to a stroke. See also atherosclerosis, stroke.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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