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Keyword - Atherosclerosis (KW-0065)

Definition

Protein which, if defective, causes atherosclerosis, which is characterized by deposits of plaques (atheromas) in the blood vessels, thus narrowing the vessel lumen and restricting blood flow. Atheromas consist of lipids (cholesterol), carbohydrates, blood products, fibrous tissue and calcium deposits.

Synonyms

  • Arteriosclerosis

Category

Disease

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