Atheroma



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 brain is a frequent cause of cerebral apoplexy.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

It is a very common result of endocarditis extending into the aorta, which we find perhaps the most frequent seat of atheroma.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

Such dilatations are usually due to chronic endarteritis and atheroma.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

The average age was 53 years, and the aorta presented some degree of atheroma in half the cases.
The Lettsomian Lectures 1900-1901 J. Mitchell Bruce

atheroma is common after middle life and increases in frequency with age.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5 Various

Chronic endarteritis is fruitful in the production of thrombus and atheroma.
Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture

Like the worm-aneurism itself, atheroma of the abdominal arteries arises from a circumscribed acute and subacute endo-arteritis.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

Thus there appears to be more liability to atheroma in the gross corpulent diabetic even than in the gouty man.
The Lettsomian Lectures 1900-1901 J. Mitchell Bruce

noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
(pathol) a fatty deposit on or within the inner lining of an artery, often causing an obstruction to the blood flow
n.

“encysted tumor,” 1706, medical Latin, from Greek atheroma, from athere “groats, porridge” (related to ather “chaff”), in reference to what is inside. For ending, see -oma.

atheroma ath·er·o·ma (āth’ə-rō’mə)
n. pl. ath·er·o·mas or ath·er·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A deposit or degenerative accumulation of lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery.
ath’er·o·ma·to’sis (-tō’sĭs) n.
ath’er·om’a·tous (-rŏm’ə-təs, -rō’mə-) adj.

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