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Foam cells

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noun

Macrophages originating from monocytes or from smooth muscle cells that have accumulated low density lipoproteins through endocytosis.


Supplement

Foam cells can infiltrate arterial walls where they may cause formation of fatty like streaks, and eventually atherosclerosis.


See also: macrophage


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by MrMistery
Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:43 pm
 
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