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Fibrosis is the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue as a reparative or reactive process, as opposed to a formation of fibrous tissue as a normal constituent of an organ or tissue. [1] Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Connective tissue is one of the four types of tissue in traditional classifications (the others being epithelial, muscle, and nervous tissue. ... Types of connective tissue In zootomy, fibrous connective tissue (FCT) is a type of connective tissue which has relatively high tensile strength, due to a relatively high concentration of collagenous fibers. ...

The term is also sometimes used to describe a normal healing process[2], but this usage is less common.


hello The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine systems of vertebrates. ... Human respiratory system The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... Intramuscular injection is the injection of a substance directly into a muscle. ... The hypereosinophilic syndrome is a disease process characterized by a persistently elevated eosinophil count (≥ 1500 eosinophils/mm3) in the blood for at least six months without any recognizable cause after a careful workup, with evidence of involvement of either the heart, nervous system, or bone marrow. ... Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), also known as Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis, is a chronic progressive interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology. ... Human respiratory system The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Retroperitoneal fibrosis or Ormonds disease is a disease featuring the proliferation of fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneum, the compartiment of the body containing the kidneys, aorta, renal tract and various other structures. ... Progressive Massive Fibrosis is also known as Complex Pneumoconiosis. ... Pneumoconiosis, also known as coal workers pneumoconiosis, miners asthma, or black lung disease, is a lung condition caused by the inhalation of dust, characterized by formation of nodular fibrotic changes in lungs. ... Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy or nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a rare and serious syndrome that involves fibrosis of skin, joints, eyes, and internal organs. ...

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Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. ... The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body, and is an organ present in vertebrates and some other animals. ... Diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD), also known as interstitial lung disease, refers to a group of lung diseases, affecting the alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues. ... Post-Vasectomy Pain Syndrome (PVPS, PVP, CPTP, CPVSP) is a chronic pain condition, marked by severe and unremitting pain, that affects between 5% to 33% of vasectomized men. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Human respiratory system The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... Sickle-shaped red blood cells Sickle-cell anemia or anaemia (also sickle-cell disease) is a genetic disorder in which red blood cells may change shape under certain circumstances. ... The spleen is an organ located in the abdomen, where it functions in the destruction of old red blood cells and holding a reservoir of blood. ... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is traditionally considered a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. ...


  1. ^ f_06/12363410 at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ http://dermnetnz.org/pathology/pathology-glossary.html
Dorlands Medical Dictionary was first published in 1890 as the American Illustrated Medical Dictionary including 770 pages. ...

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