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Increased Light Reflection in Chronic Hypertension

Chronic hypertension

Chronic hypertension also thickens the arterioles. Intimal and subintimal fibrosis narrows their lumina, and gives the red reflection from their blood columns a shiny appearance (increased light reflection). At first, the light reflection has a bronze sheen ("copper-wiring"); with continued hypertension, it develops a whitish glint ("silver-wiring").

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