Plaque

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Plaque may refer to:

Commemorations or awards[edit]

Science and healthcare[edit]

  • Amyloid plaque
  • Atheroma or atheromatous plaque, a buildup of deposits within the wall of an artery
  • Dental plaque, a biofilm that builds up on teeth
  • A broad papule, a type of cutaneous condition
  • Pleural plaque, associated with mesothelioma, a cancer often caused by exposure to asbestos
  • Senile plaques, an extracellular protein deposit in the brain implicated in Alzheimer's disease
  • Skin plaque, plateau-like lesion that is greater in its diameter than in its depth
  • Viral plaque, a visible structure formed by virus propagation within a cell culture

Other uses[edit]

  • Plaque, a rectangular casino token
  • Plaquing, a recent development among people comfortable with intimate sexual practices. Plaquing, as it has become known, is the practice of preparing a (small) plaque by the dominant partner in a relationship, usually bearing an inscription such as "property of <<Name>>". The plaque is then attached to the body of the subordinate partner usually by means of a piercing. The attachment is usually of a permanent nature and attached to one of the partner's intimate body areas for the satisfaction of the dominant partner.

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