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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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Prior studies indicate that the effects of chronic hyperlipidemia were complex in the condition that results in not only the deposition of lipids in the atheromatous lesions but also the production of the primary endothelial injury that initiates the process of atherosclerosis as well.
Aneurysms can develop on any branch of the thoracic or abdominal aorta, generating GIB through direct visceral erosion, dissecting hematoma with consecutive perforation or emboli from ulcerated atheromatous plaques and mesenteric infarction (Khan 2001).
AS is a specific form of arteriosclerosis in which an artery wall thickens as a result of invasion and accumulation of white blood cells (foam cells) and proliferation of intimal-smooth-muscle cell creating an atheromatous (fibrofatty) plaque.
The incidence of atheromatous disease increases with age and affects men more than women11.
Infiltrates of activated mast cells at the site of coronary atheromatous erosion or rupture in myocardial infarction.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is also called as atherosclerotic heart disease; it is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the coronary arteries.
Cases with post-mortem evidence of significant chronic cardiopulmonary disease like presence of atheromatous plaques in the vessel wall, crush injuries of chest, death due to burns and foetus with congenital cardiac anomalies were excluded.
NEW ORLEANS -- Adding the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab to maximum tolerated statin therapy in subjects with symptomatic coronary disease induced atheromatous plaque regression of a previously unheard-of scale in the phase III GLAGOV trial, Steven E.
Acute renal infarction usually occurs after a thromboembolic event from sources such as a left atrial thrombus in atrial fibrillation or atheromatous plaque in the aorta.
Wilcox, "Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in human atheromatous plaques," The Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol.
It may underestimate the early development of atheroma since compensatory enlargement of the vessel wall may initially accommodate young atheromatous plaques with limited lumen deformation.