a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
An abnormal fatty deposit which develops within the walls of arteries
atheromatous - of or relating to or resembling atheroma; "atheromatous degeneration of the arteries"
Bulging yellow mass or "plaque" that forms within the walls lining the arteries.
a degenerative condition of the arteries.
A deposit of fat and other substances in the inner lining of the artery wall
lesion produced in intima of arteries with focal accumulation of lipids, complex carbohydrates, proteins, blood and blood products, fibrous tissue and calcium deposits and associated with changes in media
Breakdown of the walls of the arteries due to the formation of fatty plaques and scar tissue in them. This limits blood circulation.