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plaque

1. Pathol any small abnormal patch on or within the body, such as the typical lesion of psoriasis
2. short for dental plaque

Plaque

A tablet, often inscribed, added to or set into a surface on the exterior or interior wall.

plaque

[plak]
(medicine)
A patch, or an abnormal flat area on any internal or external body surface.
A localized area of atherosclerosis.
(virology)
A clear area representing a colony of viruses on a plate culture formed by lysis of the host cell.

plaque

A tablet that is affixed to the surface of a wall or set into a wall; often inscribed to commemorate a special event or to serve as a memorial.
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Compared with the plaques to which placebo ointment was applied, the active treatment resulted in significant suppression of erythema and plaque thickness, with the improved effect on scaling most obvious.
Key words: Plaque, powered tooth brush, manual tooth brush.
Of those 12 new plaques for women, four will be unveiled this year, including plaques for the war correspondent Martha Gellhorn and the first woman to qualify as a dentist in Britain, Lilian Lindsay.
Additionally, researchers found that increasing nitric oxide levels decreased platelet aggregation and the tendency to stick to vessel walls--which reduces the risks of blood clots and enlarging plaques. (11)
The cast plaques were created for the project by Leander Architectural, who also create the blue plaques for English Heritage.
"We want to see plaques across the borough, not just in Loughborough, but other towns and villages as well."
"The governor did not agree to remove the plaque. He's having the board look into it," spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said, referring to the State Preservation Board which oversees Capitol grounds.
The plaques are being awarded by BBC Local Radio with the British Plaque Trust, and most of the 47 plaques will be unveiled tomorrow.
Low wall shear stress can cause arterial damage, and subsequently plaque instability, through several mechanisms, including increased fluid residence time and increased platelet and macrophage adhesion to the arterial wall.[sup][1] A highly sensitive and specific blood biomarker or protein profile could provide information on the stability and vulnerability of carotid atherosclerotic plaques though such a discovery has yet to be made.
In the current study, we tried to detect the correlations of high-sensitivity (hs)-CRP, intima-media thickness, atherosclerotic plaques and neurological function in patients with atherosclerotic cerebral infarction, to facilitate physicians in diagnosing atherosclerotic cerebral infarction.