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antiatherogenic

adjective an·ti·ath·ero·gen·ic \ -ˌath-ə-rō-ˈjen-ik \
variants: or anti-atherogenic

medical Definition of antiatherogenic

:preventing or inhibiting atherogenesis
  • antiatherogenic effects
  • There also was no clear evidence that beta carotene inhibits the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, the principal proposed mechanism of its postulated antiatherogenic properties.
  • —E. Robert Greenberg and Michael B. SpornThe New England Journal of Medicine2 May 1996

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