Definition of atherogenic in English:

atherogenic

adjective

Physiology
  • Tending to promote the formation of fatty deposits in the arteries.

    • ‘Recent studies have shown that atherogenic lipid profiles are associated with increased risk of ischaemic, but not haemorrhagic, strokes.’
    • ‘Overall, the book will provide a helpful resource to new investigators who are studying the atherogenic process and also to scientists in other disciplines.’
    • ‘Overtreatment of multiple hormonal imbalances can cause central obesity and atherogenic and metabolic abnormalities.’
    • ‘Day-long elevations in triglyceride-rich lipoproteins may be problematic because of the atherogenic nature of these particles.’
    • ‘The authors claim that these findings support the conclusion that interventions improving insulin sensitivity may be beneficial in reducing the atherogenic risk.’

Origin

1950s: from atheroma + -genic.

Pronunciation:

atherogenic

/ˌaθərə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/