endarterectomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: New Latin endarterium intima of an artery (from end- + arteria artery) + English -ectomy Date: 1974 surgical removal of the inner layer of an artery when thickened and atheromatous or occluded (as by intimal plaques)

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  • Endarterectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 38.1 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • endarterectomy — [end är΄tər ek′tə mē] n. pl. endarterectomies the removal of plaque deposits and the inner lining of a blood vessel by surgery or pressurized carbon dioxide to improve blood circulation …   English World dictionary

  • Endarterectomy — An operation to clean out an artery and restore normal blood flow through the artery. An endarterectomy is basically a Rotorooter procedure. It removes diseased material from the inside of an artery, and also removes any occluding atheromatous… …   Medical dictionary

  • endarterectomy — n. a surgical ‘re bore’ of an artery that has become obstructed by atheroma with or without a blood clot (thrombus); the former operation is known as thromboendarterectomy. The inner part of the wall is removed together with any clot that is… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • endarterectomy — /en dahr teuh rek teuh mee/, n., pl. endarterectomies. the surgical stripping of a fat encrusted, thickened arterial lining so as to open or widen the artery for improved blood circulation. [1955 60; ENDARTER(IUM) + ECTOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • endarterectomy — noun The surgical procedure to remove plaque from an artery …   Wiktionary

  • endarterectomy — [ˌɛndα:tə rɛktəmi] noun (plural endarterectomies) surgical removal of part of the inner lining of an artery, together with any obstructive deposits. Origin 1950s: from endo + artery + ectomy …   English new terms dictionary

  • endarterectomy — end·ar·ter·ec·to·my …   English syllables

  • endarterectomy — end•ar•ter•ec•to•my [[t]ɛnˌdɑr təˈrɛk tə mi[/t]] n. pl. mies srg the surgical stripping of a fat encrusted, thickened arterial lining so as to open or widen the artery for improved blood circulation • Etymology: 1955–60; endarter(ium) an artery… …   From formal English to slang

  • endarterectomy — noun surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

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