atherosclerosis

noun
ath·​ero·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌa-thə-ˌrō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \

Definition of atherosclerosis

: an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries

Other Words from atherosclerosis

atherosclerotic \ ˌa-​thə-​ˌrō-​sklə-​ˈrä-​tik How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of atherosclerosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All of these prevent hypertension and congestive heart failure and decrease risk of atherosclerosis. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 24 Nov. 2021 Some research suggests that it’s associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors such as atherosclerosis (disease of the arteries) and endothelial dysfunction (a type of nonobstructive coronary artery disease). Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 His prolonged elevated hypertension, coupled with his atherosclerosis, had weakened the walls of his arteries. Sabrina Qiao, refinery29.com, 23 Nov. 2021 These findings imply that troponins are associated with early signs of subclinical myocardial injury and atherosclerosis, and might potentially help provide early signs of underlying coronary artery disease in asymptomatic individuals. Christos Varounis, Scientific American, 3 Nov. 2021 This indicates that hs-cTnI can predict the burden of atherosclerosis in individuals without previous CVD. Christos Varounis, Scientific American, 3 Nov. 2021 Other significant conditions included mild coronary atherosclerosis, mirtazapine, mirtazapine metabolite, alprazolam, acetaminophen, pregabalin and hydrocodone. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 22 Oct. 2021 Other contributing factors to her death included mild coronary atherosclerosis, mirtazapine, mirtazapine metabolite, alprazolam, acetaminophen, pregabalin, and hydrocodone. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 21 Oct. 2021 In heart disease, arteries that feed the heart muscle progressively clog up (atherosclerosis). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of atherosclerosis

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for atherosclerosis

New Latin

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The first known use of atherosclerosis was in 1910

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atheroma

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14 Dec 2021

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“Atherosclerosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atherosclerosis. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for atherosclerosis

atherosclerosis

noun
ath·​ero·​scle·​ro·​sis | \ ˌath-ə-rō-sklə-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \
plural atheroscleroses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of atherosclerosis

: an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries

Other Words from atherosclerosis

atherosclerotic \ -​sklə-​ˈrät-​ik How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \ adjective
atherosclerotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce atherosclerosis (audio) \ adverb

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