- fibrous induration
- fibrous hardening of tissue induced by diffuse scarring.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
induration — 1. The process of becoming extremely firm or hard, or having such physical features. 2. A focus or region of indurated tissue. SYN: sclerosis (1). [L. induratio (see indurated)] brown i. of the lung a condition … Medical dictionary
cardiosclerosis — car·dio·scle·ro·sis .kärd ē (.)ō sklə rō səs n, pl ro·ses .sēz induration of the heart caused by formation of fibrous tissue in the cardiac muscle * * * car·dio·scle·ro·sis (kahr″de o sklə roґsis) [cardio (1) + sclerosis] fibrous… … Medical dictionary
Thyroiditis — Inflammation of the thyroid gland which is located in front of the neck: . The inflamed thyroid gland can release an excess of thyroid hormones into the blood stream, resulting in a temporary hyperthyroid state. Once the thyroid gland is depleted … Medical dictionary
band — 1. Any appliance or part of an apparatus that encircles or binds a part of the body. SEE ALSO: zone. 2. Any ribbon shaped or cordlike anatomic structure that encircles or binds another structure or that connects two or more parts. See fascia,… … Medical dictionary
sclerema — Induration of subcutaneous fat. [scler + edema] s. neonatorum s. appearing at birth or in early infancy, usually in premature and hypothermic infants, as sharply demarcated and yellowish white indurated plaques that usually involve the cheeks,… … Medical dictionary
sclerosis — 1. SYN: induration (2). 2. In neuropathy, induration of nervous and other structures by a hyperplasia of the interstitial fibrous or glial connective tissue. [G. sklerosis, hardness] Alzheimer s … Medical dictionary
ankylosis — Stiffening or fixation of a joint as the result of a disease process, with fibrous or bony union across the joint. [G. a., stiffening of a joint] artificial a. SYN: arthrodesis. bony a. SYN: synostosis … Medical dictionary
Peyronie disease — A condition of uncertain cause in which a plaque (a hard lump) forms on the upper or lower side of the penis in layers containing erectile tissue resulting sometimes in severe curvature of the penis. Surgery is usually only recommended in long… … Medical dictionary
carcinoma — Any of various types of malignant neoplasm derived from epithelial cells, chiefly glandular (adenocarcinoma) or squamous (squamous cell c.); the most commonly occurring kind of cancer. [G. karkinoma, fr. karkinos, cancer, + oma, tumor] Like other … Medical dictionary
sedimentary rock — Rock formed at or near the Earth s surface by the accumulation and lithification of fragments of preexisting rocks or by precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are… … Universalium