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What is the definition or description of: plaque?
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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.
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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.
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Last updated Feb 2, 2015
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