PEIR Digital Library

Welcome to the Pathology Education Informational Resource (PEIR) Digital Library, a multidisciplinary public access image database for use in medical education.

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DIAGRAM: GASTROINTESTINAL: GI: ARTERY: Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis - 2 of 13; A=Endothelial Injury -- The atherosclerotic process may begin with an insult to the endothelium, sometimes involving the loss of cells. However, a massive injury is not required. Subtle derangements in the endothelium can be caused by num