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Enlarged view of atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries in which fatty material and plaque are deposited in the wall of an artery, resulting in narrowing of the arterial lumen and eventual impairment of blood flow.


Review Date: 5/26/2010
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