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Adj.1.atheromatic - of or relating to or resembling atheroma; "atheromatous degeneration of the arteries"
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Most of these changes have an arterial origin, resulting from atheromatic thrombosis of large vessels, changes in small peripheral vessels, or embolic incidents.
This discovery, in connection with the above mentioned antioxidant and hypolipidemic activities of Chios mastic gum led us to the hypothesis that mastic and particularly its neutral fraction (NMF) containing phytosterol-like compounds, could possess antiatheromatic activities, because of the well established effect of plant sterols on the atheromatic disease (Ling and Jones, 1995).
Moreover, atheromatic plaques in the internal carotid arteries in CDI were seen in all the studied patients, but they did not affect hemodynamic blood flow.