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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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Type II variant (9) refers to the syndrome in patients with quiescent preexisting atheromatous disease; in such patients, the acute release of inflammatory mediators can induce either coronary artery spasm with normal cardiac biomarker and troponin levels or coronary artery spasm together with plaque erosion or rupture manifesting as acute myocardial infarction.
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These complications although similar to those reported in other trials, may be due to prolonged radial procedures or disruption of atheromatous plaques in the aorta during the procedure using femoral approach.
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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.
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