Cista lojne žlezde, lojni tumor.
ETYM Latin, from Greek, from athera grits, meal.
1. A fatty deposit in the inner lining of an artery; can obstruct blood flow.
2. Abnormal fatty deposits in the intima of arteries.
3. Fatty degeneration of the arteries.
4. Associated with atherosclerosis, atheroma has the effect of narrowing the lumen (channel) of the artery, thus restricting blood flow. This predisposes to a number of conditions, including thrombosis, angina, and stroke.