induration noun any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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(sklә-ro´sis) an induration or hardening, especially of a part from inflammation, or in disease of the interstitial substance. The term is used chiefly for such a hardening of the nervous system due to hyperplasia of the connective tissue or for hardening of the blood vessels. Called also ind...
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• (n.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification. • (n.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.
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(Gr. sklrosis hardness) a induration, or hardening; especially hardening of a part from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance. The term is used chiefly for such a hardening of the nervous system due to hyperplasia of the connective tissue or to designate hardening of the blood v...
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A degenerative hardening of tissue, usually due to scarring, following inflammation or as a result of ageing. Sclerosis can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing neurological symptoms, or the walls of the arteries. See also multiple sclerosis.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sklē-rō′sis, -sēz Definitions: 1. In neuropathy, induration of nervous and other structures by a hyperplasia of the interstitial fibrous or glial connective tissue. Synonyms: induration2
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Any abnormal hardening of body tissues, especially the nervous system or walls of the arteries. See multiple sclerosis and atherosclerosis
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[medicine] In medicine, sclerosis (also spelled sclerosus in the names of a few disorders) refers to the stiffening of a structure, usually caused by a replacement of the normal organ-specific tissue with connective tissue. Types include: ...
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1) Any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue 2) Induration 3) Pathology
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