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A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: plaque?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 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
Internal Medicine 32 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 25 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 25 years experience
Calcium not vacuum...sorry autocorrect.
Jan 22, 2013

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A 54-year-old female asked:

Are there tests for plaque size?

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What is plaque and why is it so harmful?

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Dental, vascular or?: Are you asking about dental, vascular, brain or skin plaques? A variety of diseases are caused by plaques: sweet's syndrome, alzheimer's disease, psoriasis, carotid artery disease, arteriosclerosis, are but a few.
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What's the innermost layer of the arteries's vulnerabilities to plaque?

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