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Definition of "atheroma" []

  • A deposit or degenerative accumulation of lipid-containing plaques on the innermost layer of the wall of an artery. (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 "atheroma" in a sentence
  • "Although the primary endpoint (change in percent atheroma volume) was not different between rimonabant and placebo, other measures of atherosclerosis appeared to change favourably."
  • "That seems a rather unscientific conclusion, given that they observed zero effect on the most important measurable quantity clinical events, and a small effect on atheroma volume, even in the face of significant modification of lipid parameters resulting from statin therapy."
  • "Second, reading the study carefully one finds that what the authors call the PAV (percent atheroma volume) actually increases with statin therapy (This is a measurement of the amount of the vascular wall that is composed of atheroma)."