An induration, thickening, or hardening of a body part, usually induced by a chronic inflammatory reaction or by hyperplasia of interstitial fibrous connective tissue. When found in the jaws, it is depicted by an increased calcification as found in condensing osteitis.
An induration or hardening, especially from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial tissues.
A hardening of body tissue, usually as a result of an accumulation of fibrous tissue.
A condition in which tissue becomes hard.
Condition characterized by hardness of tissue resulting from inflammation, mineral deposits, or other causes.
The hardening of a body part, often as a result of inflammation. Sclerosis is often used to describe changes in the circulatory system (such as those that occur in atherosclerosis, the medical term for hardening of the arteries by fat deposits, or aortic valve sclerosis, in which the aortic valve hardens and calcifies over time).
Hardening of tissue, usually due to scarring (fibrosis) after inflammation. It can affect the lateral columns of the spinal cord and the medulla of the brain (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), causing progressive muscular paralysis. It can also occur in scattered patches throughout the brain and spinal cord or in the walls of the arteries.
Literally ‘hardening’, this term is applied to conditions in which portions of organs harden and lose their function as the, result of an excessive production of connective tissue. The term is especially applied to a change of this type taking place in the nervous system.
A hardening or induration of an organ or tissue, especially that due to excessive growth of fibrous tissue.