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atheroma

[‚ath·ə′rōm·ə]
(medicine)
A lipid deposit in the inner wall of an artery; characteristic of atherosclerosis.
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At the same time, many atheromatous plaques were found in the aortic lumens by morphologic inspection, indicating that the atherosclerosis model was definitive and successful.
Review of the literature has suggested that serum tryptase may be considered as a new marker of the instability of atheromatous plaque with regard to the existence of mastocytes in heart tissue.
i) Local expression: numerous studies report the presence of mCRP mRNA in various extrahepatic tissues, including adipocytes, smooth muscle cells, and inflammatory cells within atheromatous plaques.
Because of atheromatous change, there is usually patchy constriction ("A/V" nipping), with some areas of normal arteriole calibre.
1) Bacteria from periodontal disease may enter the circulation and contribute directly to the atheromatous or thrombotic processes.
Hyperlipidemia is a metabolic risk factor which plays a significant role in the process of atherosclerosis, characterized by the formation of atheromatous plaques in the intima of large and medium-sized arteries [8], 2009).
Production of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 by macrophages from human atheromatous plaques.
The syndrome most commonly results from diseases within the aorta, including aortic aneurysms, surgery of the aorta, aortic dissections, traumatic rupture, and emboli from atheromatous plaques.
Haraszthy VI, Zambon JJ, Trevisan M, et al, Identification of Periodontal Patho- gens in Atheromatous Plaques, J Periodontol 2000, 71:1554-1560
In that study, 5,000 patients with atheromatous heart disease were studied over a five-year period.