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atherogenic

Line breaks: athero|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌaθərə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk
 
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Definition of atherogenic in English:

adjective

Physiology
Tending to promote the formation of fatty deposits in the arteries.
Example sentences
  • Overtreatment of multiple hormonal imbalances can cause central obesity and atherogenic and metabolic abnormalities.
  • The authors claim that these findings support the conclusion that interventions improving insulin sensitivity may be beneficial in reducing the atherogenic risk.
  • Overall, the book will provide a helpful resource to new investigators who are studying the atherogenic process and also to scientists in other disciplines.

Origin

1950s: from atheroma + -genic.

Derivatives

atherogenesis

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Platelets play a fundamental role in atherogenesis and in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes.
  • Important links have been uncovered between cardiovascular risk factors and the molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to inflammation and atherogenesis.
  • Statins may have a direct positive effect on vascular walls through an improvement of endothelial function, anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic actions, and attenuation of atherogenesis.

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