Definition of intimal in US English:

intimal

adjective

Zoology Anatomy
  • See intima

    • ‘The study to evaluate carotid ultrasound with ramipril and vitamin E showed a dose dependent (but blood pressure independent) reduction in carotid artery intimal medial thickness.’
    • ‘Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension usually have the following conditions: in situ thrombosis caused by endothelial dysfunction, smooth muscle hypertrophy and intimal and adventitial proliferation.’
    • ‘Pulmonary vein intimal fibrosis was present in 16 cases.’
    • ‘The structural changes typically involve muscularization and thickening of precapillary pulmonary arteries, intimal proliferation, obliterative lesions, and thrombosis in situ.’
    • ‘Medial or intimal smooth muscle cells had weak or absent expression of these molecules.’

Pronunciation

intimal

/-məl/