coronary artery disease
- nouna stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries• Syn: ↑atherosclerosis• Hypernyms: ↑arteriosclerosis, ↑arterial sclerosis, ↑hardening of the arteries, ↑induration of the arteries, ↑coronary-artery disease
* * *nounsee coronary disease
* * *coronary artery disease,a progressive narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries by deposits of fatty material; atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. Abbr: CAD (no periods).
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