noun. the formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosis.
- -genesis (English)
- athero- (English)
Example sentences of the word atherogenesis
1. Noun, singular or mass
MayoClinic.com notes that atherogenesis is likely triggered by damage to the inner arterial wall, which can be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and dietary factors such as too much cholesterol or saturated fat.
2. Verb, base form
Excess sodium is one factor leading to hypertension, one of the inflammatory responses that contributes to atherogenesis.