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ath·er·o·ma

 (ăth′ə-rō′mə)
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.

atheroma

(ˌæθəˈrəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a fatty deposit on or within the inner lining of an artery, often causing an obstruction to the blood flow
[C18: via Latin from Greek athērōma tumour full of matter resembling gruel, from athēra gruel]
atheromatous adj

ath•er•o•ma

(ˌæθ əˈroʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a sebaceous cyst.
2. an abnormal deposition of plaque and fibrous matter on the inner wall of an artery.
[1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: a tumor filled with gruellike matter < Greek athḗrōma=athḗr(ē) gruel + -ōma -oma]
ath`er•om′a•tous (-ˈrɒm ə təs, -ˈroʊ mə-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atheroma - a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
adipose tissue, fatty tissue, fat - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
Translations

ath·er·o·ma

n. ateroma, depósito graso o lípido en la capa íntima de una arteria que causa endurecimiento de la misma.

atheroma

n ateroma m
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Atheroma is the most common arterial disorder and atheromatous plaques most commonly form at the origin of internal carotid arteries, origin of basilar artery and proximal parts of middle, posterior and anterior cerebral arteries5.
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At the same time, many atheromatous plaques were found in the aortic lumens by morphologic inspection, indicating that the atherosclerosis model was definitive and successful.
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The trial, 'Impact of an optimised Omega 3 formulation on the biochemical and histopathological composition of atheromatous plaques in patients to undergo carotid endarectomy', will evaluate the histomorphological, biochemical and immunological status of the vascular plaque.
(i) Local expression: numerous studies report the presence of mCRP mRNA in various extrahepatic tissues, including adipocytes, smooth muscle cells, and inflammatory cells within atheromatous plaques. However, mechanisms for synthesis of subunits and their assembly into pCRP remain unclear.
MMP-14 positive macrophages/FCMs were found predominantly in the shoulder regions (SR) of atheromatous carotid plaques (Figures 2(a)-2(c)), whereas TIMP-3 positive macrophages/FCMs occurred predominantly within and around the fibrous cap (FC) of fibrous atheromatous plaques (Figures 2(d)-2(e)).
No atheromatous plaques were present; no mural thrombi were noted.