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atheroma

 [ath″er-o´mah]
an abnormal mass of fatty or lipid material with a fibrous covering, existing as a discrete, raised plaque within the intima of an artery. adj., adj atherom´atous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ath·er·o·ma

(ath'er-ō'mă),
The lipid deposits in the intima of arteries, producing a yellow swelling on the endothelial surface; a characteristic of atherosclerosis.
Synonym(s): atherosis
[G. athērē, gruel, + -ōma, tumor]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

atheroma

(ăth′ə-rō′mə)
n. pl. athero·mas or athero·mata (-mə-tə)
A lipid-containing lesion that forms on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery in atherosclerosis; a plaque.

ath′er·o·ma·to′sis (-tō′sĭs) n.
ath′er·om′a·tous (-rŏm′ə-təs, -rō′mə-) adj.
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ATHEROMA

Angiographic intervention Trial using HMG CoA reductase inhibitor to Evaluate Retardation of Obstructive Multiple Atheroma. A trial comparing changes in coronary atheromas with pravastatin vs diet in patients with CHD.
Conclusion Pravastatin 10–20 mg/day for 3 years improves hyperlipidaemia, then suppresses progression and induces regression of focal coronary atherosclerosis in Japanese coronary artery disease patients with raised serum cholesterol.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ath·er·o·ma

(ath'ĕr-ō'mă)
The lipid deposits in the intima of arteries, producing a yellow swelling on the endothelial surface; a characteristic of atherosclerosis.
[G. athērē, gruel, + -ōma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

atheroma

The material containing CHOLESTEROL, degenerate muscle cells, blood clot, blood PLATELETS and fibrous tissue, which forms on the inner surface of arteries in the disease of ATHEROSCLEROSIS and which promotes THROMBOSIS and obstruction to the blood flow. From the Greek athara , gruel or porridge, and oma , a lump.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

atheroma

degeneration of the inner lining of an artery, caused by the formation of fatty plaques and scar tissue.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

atheroma 

Fatty deposits which lead to the formation of plaques in the blood vessels. See arteriosclerosis; Hollen-horst's plaques.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

ath·er·o·ma

(ath'ĕr-ō'mă)
The lipid deposits in the intima of arteries, producing a yellow swelling on the endothelial surface; a characteristic of atherosclerosis.
[G. athērē, gruel, + -ōma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In the thoracic and abdominal portions, we evaluated the total length of the fragment (Et), the length of the atheromatous plaque base (Ep), and its total area (AP).
Another aspect of cardiovascular health that was neglected in this study was atheromatous plaque formation.
Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in coronary arterial fatty streaks and atheromatous plaques. S Afr Med J 1992; 82: 158-61.
In two CAD cases without old infarction scars the diagnosis was based on obstructive atheromatous plaques observed in the coronary arteries (Table 2).
These atheromatous plaques may rupture and spill their contents into the arterial lumen, provoking platelet adhesion and the clotting factors cascade.
Reports of those investigations clearly indicate that atherosclerosis has been a common condition throughout antiquity, and that the histopathology of disease is independent of "race, diet, and the stresses of survival" with the arterial lesions in mummified remains being "no different from those we see today." (10) Other paleopathology studies of preserved human remains include those of Chinese and Alaskan Inuit ancestry, all of which showed evidence of atheromatous plaques and other indications of CVD.
Identification of periodontal pathogens in atheromatous plaques. J Periodontol.
Cold-induced vasoconstriction and later hemoconcentration can result in rupture of atheromatous plaques and arterial thrombosis.
Most middle-aged men have blobs of fat - atheromatous plaques - which stick to the coronary artery wall.
The balloon is then expanded and presses the soft fatty tissue - the atheromatous plaques - which had been restricting the blood supply, back against the vessel wall so that the blood is once again able to flow freely to the heart muscle.