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Definition of "atherosclerotic" []

  • Of, pertaining to, or afflicted with atherosclerosis (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "By crossbreeding them with other gene-targeted mice, it has been possible to deduce the importance of genes regulating inflammation, lipid metabolism, blood pressure and other factors proposed to be involved in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease [64]."
  • "This disturbance in their cholesterol levels put them at higher risk for vascular disease, including stroke, by increasing their risk for developing lesions in their blood vessels called atherosclerotic plaques."
  • "The buildup of cholesterol in the wall of the carotid artery, called atherosclerotic plaque, is one cause of stroke."