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What is the definition or description of: plaque?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Plaque: A. Pathology a small disk-shaped formation or growth; a patch. B. A deposit of fatty material on the inner lining of an arterial wall, characteristic of atherosclerosis. C. A scaly patch formed on the skin by psoriasis. D. A film of mucus and bacteria on a tooth surface. E. A clear, often round patch of lysed cells in an otherwise opaque layer of a bacteria or cell culture. Thefreedictionary.Com.
Dr. Arold Augustin
33 years experience
Skin lesions: A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their body, knees and elbows.
Dr. Charles Coleman
General Practice 26 years experience
Or a build up of vacuum and bacteria around teeth.Or calcium and cholesterol in arteries and veins
Jan 22, 2013
Dr. Charles Coleman
General Practice 26 years experience
Calcium not vacuum...sorry autocorrect.
Jan 22, 2013

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