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atherosclerosis

ath·er·o·scle·ro·sis

 (ăth′ə-rō-sklə-rō′sĭs)
n.
A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the presence of lesions (called plaques) on the innermost layer of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries. The plaques contain lipids, collagen, inflammatory cells, and other substances and can impede blood flow or rupture, leading to serious problems such as heart attack or stroke.


ath′er·o·scle·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.
ath′er·o·scle·rot′i·cal·ly adv.
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atherosclerosis

(ˌæθərəʊsklɪəˈrəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) a degenerative disease of the arteries characterized by patchy thickening of the inner lining of the arterial walls, caused by deposits of fatty material; a form of arteriosclerosis. See atheroma
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek athēra gruel (see atheroma) + sclerosis]
atherosclerotic adj
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ath•er•o•scle•ro•sis

(ˌæθ ə roʊ skləˈroʊ sɪs)

n.
a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls.
[1905–10; < German Atherosklerose; see athero-, sclerosis]
ath`er•o•scle•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.
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atherosclerosis
an artery narrowed by the buildup of cholesterol

ath·er·o·scle·ro·sis

(ăth′ə-rō-sklə-rō′sĭs)
Narrowing of the walls of the arteries caused by deposits of fatty substances (called plaques), especially cholesterol. It is the most common form of arteriosclerosis.
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atherosclerosis

A disease of the arteries caused by buildup of fatty deposits. It is sometimes treated with coronary bypass surgery.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atherosclerosis - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteriesatherosclerosis - a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries
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Translations
ateroskleróza
ateroskleroosiverisuonten kalkkeutuminen

ath·er·o·scle·ro·sis

n. aterosclerosis, condición causada por la deposición de grasa en las capas interiores de las arterias y fibrosis de las mismas.
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atherosclerosis

n aterosclerosis or ateroesclerosis f
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