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n. pl. ath·er·o·mas or ath·er·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A lipid-containing lesion that forms on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery in atherosclerosis; a plaque.

[Latin athērōma, tumor full of pus that is like gruel, from Greek, from athēra, gruel, variant of atharē, gruel, perhaps of Egyptian origin, or perhaps from an Indo-European adstrate source akin to Hittite ḫattar, a kind of grain or pulse, and Latin ador, emmer.]

ath′er·o·ma·to′sis (-tō′sĭs) n.
ath′er·om′a·tous (-rŏm′ə-təs, -rō′mə-) adj.
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Adj.1.atheromatous - of or relating to or resembling atheroma; "atheromatous degeneration of the arteries"
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Type 2 variant includes patients with culprit, but quiescent, pre-existing atheromatous lesions, in whom the acute release of inflammatory mediators can induce either coronary artery spasm with normal cardiac enzymes and troponins or plaque erosion or rupture manifesting as acute myocardial infarction.
The mechanism of Kounis syndrome (KS) involves release of inflammatory cytokines through mast cell activation, which leads to coronary artery vasospasm and/or atheromatous plaque erosion or rupture (2).
The study, "Resolvin El Prevents Atheromatous Plaque Formation," appears in the May issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB), a journal of the American Heart Association.
Atheromatous plaques, which are associated with severe intimal diseases, can mimic the neuroimaging finding of dissection in elderly patients (14).
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13-19) The thin-cap fibroatheroma typically consists of a minimally occlusive, atheromatous lesion with the following histologic features: (1) thin, fibrous cap (<65 [micro]m); (2) large lipid pool; and (3) activated macrophages near or within the fibrous cap.
However, immunohistochemical investigations demonstrated marked BDNF expression in the atheromatous intima and adventitia, macrophages and smooth muscle cells in atherosclerotic coronary arteries in people with unstable angina pectoris (13).
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Because of atheromatous change, there is usually patchy constriction ("A/V" nipping), with some areas of normal arteriole calibre.
The syndrome most commonly results from diseases within the aorta, including aortic aneurysms, surgery of the aorta, aortic dissections, traumatic rupture, and emboli from atheromatous plaques.
In that study, 5,000 patients with atheromatous heart disease were studied over a five-year period.