Atheroma

This is the pathological lesion or condition that causes atherosclerosis i.e. the furred up patch of the artery

atheroma

Degeneration of the walls of the arteries because of the deposition of fatty plaques in the intima of the vessel wall, and scarring and obstruction of the lumen.

Atheroma

An atheroma is an accumulation of degenerative material in the tunica intima (inner layer) of artery walls. The material consists of (mostly) macrophage cells, or debris, containing lipids (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium and a variable amount of fibrous connective tissue. The accumulated material forms a swelling in the artery wall, which m...
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atheroma

(ath″әr-o´mә) an abnormal mass of fatty or lipid material with a fibrous covering, existing as a discrete, raised plaque within the intima of an artery. adj., atherom´atous., adj.
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atheroma

[n] - a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery
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Atheroma

• (n.) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter. • (n.) A disease characterized by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries.
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atheroma

noun a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
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Atheroma

Ath`e·ro'ma noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., ..., from ... gr...ats, meal.] (Medicine) (a) An encysted tumor containing curdy matter. (b) A disease characterized by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries.
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atheroma

atheroma 1. A kind of encysted tumor; also called, an atherosclerotic plaque, arterial plaque or, simply, a plaque. 2. A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery which can obstruct blood flow. 3. A deposit or degenerative accumulation of lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery. 4. Etymology: Greek >...
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Atheroma

Atheroma: A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery, resulting from atherosclerosis. Also called an atherosclerotic plaque, arterial plaque or, simply, a plaque.
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Atheroma

Degeneration of artery walls with fatty deposits sometimes leading to thrombosis.
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Atheroma

fatty deposits on the inner walls of blood vessels, which can cause narrowing and decrease blood flow
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Atheroma

Fatty material that can build up within the walls of the arteries and a reduction of blood flow, on to which clots may form
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atheroma

Furring-up of the interior of an artery by deposits, mainly of cholesterol, within its walls. Associated with atherosclerosis, atheroma has the effect of narrowing the lumen (channel) of the artery, thus restricting blood flow. This predisposes to a number of conditions, including thrombosis, angina, and stroke
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atheroma

Type: Term Pronunciation: ath′er-ō′mă Definitions: 1. The lipid deposits in the intima of arteries, producing a yellow swelling on the endothelial surface; a characteristic of atherosclerosis. Synonyms: atherosis
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