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Formation of atheromatous deposits, especially on the innermost layer of arterial walls.

ath′er·o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
ath′er·o·gen·i′ci·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Pathology) causing atheroma
ˌatheroˈgenesis n


(ˌæθ ə roʊˈdʒɛn ɪk)

capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries.
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0001) and significantly improved other atherogenic lipid parameters without significantly raising LDL-C when compared with placebo (Figure 1).
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