Atherogenic



capable of producing atheromatous plaques in arteries.
adjective
causing atheroma

atherogenic ath·er·o·gen·ic (āth’ə-rō-jěn’ĭk)
adj.
Initiating, increasing, or accelerating atherogenesis.

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    a sebaceous cyst. a mass of yellowish fatty and cellular material that forms in and beneath the inner lining of the arterial walls. Historical Examples In the walls of the verminous aneurism one not unfrequently finds all the pathological changes exhibited by atheroma in man. Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold atheroma in the vessels of the […]

  • Atheromatous

    a sebaceous cyst. a mass of yellowish fatty and cellular material that forms in and beneath the inner lining of the arterial walls. Historical Examples The wall of the aneurism is atheromatous, or calcified; the middle coat may be atrophied. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture Can the atheromatous […]



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  • Atherosclerosis

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