atherosclerotic atherosclerotic


  • (adj) of or relating to atherosclerosis


  1. One hope is that improved drugs will first control, and eventually prevent, the atherosclerotic process.
  2. Cholesterol and debris collect around the muscle cells, an atherosclerotic plaque develops and the artery narrows.
  3. Between the layers of the arterial tubes were fibrous areas and atherosclerotic deposits, some of them calcified.



  1. "Today's findings enhance the importance of our 9p21 variant when it comes to risk of cardiovascular disease, and suggest that it confers this risk by affecting how artery walls respond to other risk factors such as atherosclerotic plaque and...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Kari Stefansson Source: Reuters

  2. "While we know that air pollution is not the dominant cause of atherosclerotic diseases (hardening of the arteries), these results are consistent with findings that air pollution provokes inflammation, accelerates atherosclerosis, and alters cardiac...
    on Dec 16, 2003 By: Brigham Young Source: Bru Direct

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