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Definition of Atherosclerosis

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disease characterized by cholesterol deposits in the arteries
Atherosclerosis Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
(synonym) coronary artery disease
(hypernym) arteriosclerosis, arterial sclerosis, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries, coronary-artery disease
Atherosclerosis Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
EUFIC Nutrition Glossary
A degenerative disease of arteries in which there is thickening caused by an accumulation of material (plaque) beneath the inner lining, eventually restricting blood flow. The material characteristically contains cholesterol and macrophage cells.
Copyright © 2006, EUFIC - European Food Information Council. All rights reserved.
Aging Hearts and Arteries Glossary
A condition of the arteries in which the interior of the artery wall is made thick and irregular by deposits of fatty substances and invasive cells from the blood and arterial wall and matrix substances synthesized by the cells.
Source: National Institute on Aging
Hormone Replacement therapy
The gradual build up of fatty substances in
blood vessels, which become narrowed and less flexible, until blood does not flow easily through them or is completely blocked.
Cholesterol Glossary
A type of "hardening of the arteries" in which cholesterol, fat, and other substances in the blood build up in the walls of arteries. As the process continues, the arteries to the heart may narrow, cutting down the flow of oxygen-rich blood and nutrients to the heart.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
condition where deposits of fats and minerals form on the walls of an artery (especially the aorta, the coronary arteries and the cerebral arteries) and prevent blood from flowing easily
The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health
A disease characterized by the deposition of lipids and platelets at the innermost coat of certain arteries, which causes progressive narrowing of their lumen and a decrease in their elasticity.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Type of hardening of the arteries in which fat, cholesterol, and other blood components build up in the walls of the arteries. As atherosclerosis progresses, the arteries to the heart may narrow so that nutrients and oxygen rich blood have a difficult time reaching the heart muscle
Aids Glossary
"hardening of the arteries" in which cholesterol and other deposits build up on the inner walls of the artery, limiting the flow of blood.
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
clogging, narrowing, and hardening of the body's large arteries and medium-sized blood vessels. Atherosclerosis can lead to stroke, heart attack, eye problems, and kidney problems.
Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)
Atherosclerosis Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Atherosclerosis (also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease or ASVD) is a specific form of arteriosclerosis in which an artery wall thickens as a result of invasion and accumulation of white blood cells (WBCs) (foam cell) and proliferation of intimal smooth muscle cell creating a fibrofatty plaque.

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