Atherosclerotic Plaque

Atherosclerosis is a vascular destructive condition of the blood vessel so that the wall of an artery holds an accumulation of a cholesterol-based materials. "Arthero" refers to the artery. "-sclerosis" means hardening or loss of elasticity of a blood vessel.

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