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(Science: medicine) An encysted tumour containing curdy matter.

a disease characterised by thickening and fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries.

Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. Grats, meal. A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow.Relating to the condition of arteries and arterioles, atheroma is the degeneration of the lining of these tissues.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

... in walls of arteries. Firstly the deposits form small streaks on the endothelium of the artery, but gradually build up to form patches known as atheromatous plaques. The deposit is called an atheroma and causes the arterial walls to thicken, hence narrowing the lumen of the artery. The onset ...

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by sharleenreyna
Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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... VLDL/LDL cholesterol takes cholesterol from the liver to the tissues, which is bad because they can be depositied in the arteries causing atheroma... Drugs such as statins increase uptake of LDL into the liver and it decreases cholesterol production in the liver... and so the they lower ...

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by Revenged
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: HDL & LDL
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Re: statins

... (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) carry cholesterol towards tissues, and elevated levels of these lipoproteins are associated with atheroma formation (fat-containing deposits in the arterial wall) and cardiovascular disease. High density lipoprotein, in contrast, carries cholesterol ...

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by Revelark
Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: statins
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Views: 2554

Can a person with asthma die from a heart attack?

Medication for asthma can be a trigger for arrhythmia, can be a trigger for a moving atheroma plaque, ... . This medication is similar with the adrenergic hormones despite the fact that in the last decades asthmatics started to take drugs who not damage to much the ...

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by beluga fiction
Thu May 11, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can a person with asthma die from a heart attack?
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