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Definition of Antiatherogenic mutation

Antiatherogenic mutation: A genetic mutation that protects against atherogenesis, the formation of atheromas (plaques) in arteries. Antiatherogenic mutations include CETP deficiency (cholesterol ester transfer protein deficiency) and familial hypobetalipoproteinemia.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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