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ground glass

(grownd glas)
Descriptive of an opacity in radiologic imaging that may indicate various disease states.

ground glass

Abnormal shadowing seen radiographically. In chest x-ray films, it may indicate interstitial fibrosis of the lung; in abdominal films, it suggests ascites.
See also: glass

glass

1. a hard, brittle, often transparent material, usually consisting of the fused amorphous silicates of potassium or sodium, and of calcium, with silica in excess.
2. a container, usually cylindrical, made from glass.

glass embolism
small particles of glass from a vial may be injected suspended in a fluid.
ground glass
may be used in an attempt to poison animals maliciously but has little effect. May cause transient enteritis.
glass housing
glass cover of the x-ray tube; contains the anode and cathode and the vacuum that makes generation and control of the x-ray beam possible.
soluble glass
glass in which the magnesium and calcium content have been modified from that in normal glass so that it is much more soluble in water or ruminal contents. Used in the form of a reticular retention bolus as a vehicle for therapeutic agents such as antibiotics or anthelmintics which are delivered to the animal over a period of weeks or months.
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Sarcoidosis: The presence of mediastinal lymphadenopathy, nodular opacities and micronodules along bronchovascular bundles, central bronchovascular thickening and nodularity, confluent nodular opacities with air bronchograms, ground glass opacities, crowding and central retraction of bronchi and vessels near the hilae, and pleural or subpleural nodules.
Caption: Figure 2: CT chest, axial views, showing bilateral peribronchial, lower lobe predominant ground glass opacities with evidence of early fibrosis as demonstrated by lower lobe volume loss and traction bronchiectasis.
Caption: Figure 1: Section of the HRCT chest done on presentation showing bilateral ground glass opacities and a degree of bronchiectasis.
In two cases,there were periconsolidation ground glass halos which strongly represented invasive aspergillosis.
In one study, thoracic CT revelaed ground glass appearance in 50.
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Many cloth and paper products scratch the delicate coatings on the lens or damage the perfectly ground glass.
CT of the chest revealed diffuse ground glass opacities with a more focal consolidation in the left upper lobe and lung bases (Figure 1).
Trained by artist Rachel Poole, local folk cut and ground glass for the tribute that names all the kids - some as young as seven - killed by a devastating inrush of water.
Gallium phosphide, a yellow compound resembling ground glass, has been prepared from gallium .
In the glass centre's contemporary gallery, Cigler's works Different Landscape, Ground Glass and Light Field, a bed of light, are being shown together for first time.
After someone attempts for instance not "to kill just to muti-late" with ground glass in her cold cream she dons her negligee and secures her little gun in her sleeve to investigate.