Definition of Sclerosis

1. Noun. Any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue.




Definition of Sclerosis

1. n. Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.

Definition of Sclerosis

1. Noun. (pathology) The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery. ¹

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Definition of Sclerosis

1. [n -ROSES]

Medical Definition of Sclerosis

1. 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 vessels. Origin: Gr. Sklerosis = hardness This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sclerosis

sclerose
sclerosed
scleroses
sclerosing
sclerosing adenosis
sclerosing agent
sclerosing haemangioma
sclerosing inflammation
sclerosing keratitis
sclerosing leukoencephalitis
sclerosing mastoiditis
sclerosing of varicose veins
sclerosing osteitis
sclerosing solutions
sclerosing therapy
sclerosis (current term)
sclerosis corii
sclerosis cutanea
sclerosis of white matter
scleroskeleton
sclerostenosis
sclerostomy
sclerotherapeutic
sclerotherapies
sclerotherapist
sclerotherapists
sclerotherapy
sclerothrix
sclerotia
sclerotial

Literary usage of Sclerosis

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"The anatomical features are a sclerosis of the dorsal columns, which is not more marked in the lumbar region and not specially ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"Speaking of tuberose sclerosis he notes that it is almost always ... Hypertrophy of the cerebrum is included although sclerosis is usually accompanied by ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1884)
"The study of a case of disseminated sclerosis which, in its clinical features, closely simulated lateral amyotrophic sclerosis ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"Speaking of tuberose sclerosis he notes that it is almost always confined to ... Hypertrophy of the cerebrum is included although sclerosis is usually ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"TIIK diagnosis between cerebrospinal syphilis and multiple sclerosis, ... Both multiple sclerosis and syphilis vary in their symptomatology according to the ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) Multiple sclerosis (sclerosis multiplex cerebrospinalis, Nodular sclerosis, Disseminated sclerosis) We consider this here, though it is not certain that ..."

7. Repressive Legislation of the Republic of South Africa by Elizabeth S. Landis, United Nations Unit on Apartheid (1898)
"In all probability some of the forms of insular sclerosis are due to primary alterations in the blood-vessels; but it is not yet settled whether the lesion ..."

8. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1905)
"The anatomical features are a sclerosis of the dorsal columns, which is not more marked in the lumbar region and not specially localized in the roc* zone of ..."

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