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Glossary: Carotid Plaque

Carotid artery disease is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries. (Plaque: In medicine, a small, abnormal patch of tissue on a body part or an organ. Plaques may also be a build-up of substances from a fluid, such as cholesterol in the blood vessels.)

Source: NIH.gov

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