atheroma atheroma

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  • He did not know it but the arteries leading to his legs were clogged with a fatty cholesterol-like substancewhat physicians call an atheroma.

News

  • ASSURE study of experimental agent to raise HDL yields 'disappointing and surprising' results

    ( European Society of Cardiology ) The search continues for an agent that increases high-density lipoprotein and reduces arterial plaque, after the experimental apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) inducer, RVX-208 failed to do so in the ApoA1 Synthesis Stimulation and Intravascular Ultrasound for Coronary Atheroma Regression Evaluation study.
    on September 2, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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