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Definition of "atherogenesis" []

  • Formation of atheromatous deposits, especially on the innermost layer of arterial walls. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atherogenesis" in a sentence
  • "Another is its ability to increase blood cholesterol (by modifying enzyme activities) and to enhance atherogenesis, which is the early stage of cardiovascular disease."
  • "So these latest results suggest that the current thinking on atherogenesis is completely misguided, even among those who reject the significance of TC and LDL-C."
  • "~ A Unique Twin Study On The Increased Cardiometabolic Risk In Obesity -- "Study finds that obesity, already in its early stages and independent of genetic influences, is associated with deleterious alterations in the lipid metabolism known to facilitate atherogenesis, inflammation and insulin resistance.""