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atherosclerosis
n. disease characterized by cholesterol deposits in the arteries

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Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis (also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease or ASVD) is a specific form of arteriosclerosis in which an artery wall thickens as a result of invasion and accumulation of white blood cells (WBCs) (foam cell) and proliferation of intimal smooth muscle cell creating a fibrofatty plaque.

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atherosclerosis

Noun
1. a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
(synonym) coronary artery disease
(hypernym) arteriosclerosis, arterial sclerosis, hardening of the arteries, induration of the arteries, coronary-artery disease


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atherosclerosis
noun
condition where deposits of fats and minerals form on the walls of an artery (especially the aorta, the coronary arteries and the cerebral arteries) and prevent blood from flowing easily


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atherosclerosis
A disease characterized by the deposition of lipids and platelets at the innermost coat of certain arteries, which causes progressive narrowing of their lumen and a decrease in their elasticity.


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