inspissation


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in·spis·sa·tion

(in'spi-sā'shŭn),
1. The act of thickening or condensing, as by evaporation or absorption of fluid.
2. An increased thickening or diminished fluidity.
[L. in, intensive, + spisso, pp. -atus, to thicken]

inspissation

Plugging of a tubular lumen–eg, bile ducts, intestine, with a thickened viscid material having a decreased fluid content

in·spis·sa·tion

(in'spi-sā'shŭn)
1. The act of thickening or condensing, as by evaporation or absorption of fluid.
2. An increased thickening or diminished fluidity.
[L. in, intensive, + spisso, pp.-atus, to thicken]

inspissation

(ĭn-spĭ-sā′shŭn)
1. Thickening by evaporation or absorption of fluid.
2. Diminished fluidity or increased thickness.
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Several mechanisms have been postulated, including sialolithiasis secretory dysfunction with ductal inspissation, duct abnormalities, infectious agents and an autoimmune reaction (3).
The higher density is attributed to inspissation of mucus and deposition of calcium salts and metals.