a common form of arteriosclerosis in which fatty substances form a deposit of plaque on the inner lining of arterial walls.
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noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a degenerative disease of the arteries characterized by patchy thickening of the inner lining of the arterial walls, caused by deposits of fatty material; a form of arteriosclerosis See atheroma
1908, from atherosklerose, coined in German 1904; see atheroma + sclerosis.
atherosclerosis ath·er·o·scle·ro·sis (āth’ə-rō-sklə-rō’sĭs)
A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the deposition of atheromatous plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large and medium-sized arteries.
ath’er·o·scle·rot’ic (-rŏt’ĭk) adj.
A form of arteriosclerosis characterized by the deposition of plaques containing cholesterol and lipids on the innermost layer of the walls of large- and medium-sized arteries. Individuals with atherosclerosis have a higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, and elevated levels of fat in the blood contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.
A form of arteriosclerosis in which the arteries become clogged by the buildup of fatty substances, which eventually reduces the flow of blood to the tissues. These fatty substances, called plaque, are made up largely of cholesterol. (Compare arteriosclerosis; see circulatory system.)
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a condition, chiefly in children, of slow, involuntary, wormlike movements of the fingers, toes, hands, and feet, usually resulting from a brain lesion. Historical Examples More unusual is the rhythmical closing and opening of the hand, successively, of athetosis. A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various noun (pathol) a condition characterized […]
having a keen desire; eager (often followed by for): She has long been athirst for European travel. Archaic. . Historical Examples “And from those tinkling springs for whose water I already am athirst,” added Bradford. Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin See, he yet strives to throw the poison from him; twice have I given […]