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induration

 [in″du-ra´shun]
1. the quality of being hard.
2. the process of becoming hard; called also hardening and sclerosis.
3. an abnormally hard spot or place. adj., adj indura´tive.
black induration the hardening and pigmentation of the lung tissue seen in coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
brown induration
1. a deposit of altered blood pigment in the lung in pneumonia.
2. increase of the pulmonary connective tissue and excessive pigmentation, due to chronic congestion from valvular heart disease, or to anthracosis. See also gray induration.
cyanotic induration hardening of an organ from chronic venous congestion.
granular induration cirrhosis.
gray induration induration of lung tissue in or after pneumonia, without the pigmentation seen in brown induration.
red induration red, congested lung tissue seen in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

in·du·ra·tion

(in'dū-rā'shŭn),
1. The process of becoming extremely firm or hard, or having such physical features.
2. A focus or region of indurated tissue. Synonym(s): sclerosis (1)
[L. induratio (see indurated)]

induration

/in·du·ra·tion/ (in″du-ra´shun)
1. sclerosis or hardening.
2. hardness.
3. an abnormally hard spot or place.in´durative

black induration  hardening and pigmentation of lung tissue in coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
brown induration 
1. a deposit of altered blood pigment in the lung.
2. increase of pulmonary connective tissue, dark colored due to anthracosis or chronic congestion from valvular heart disease.
cyanotic induration  hardening of the kidney from chronic venous congestion.
granular induration  cirrhosis.
gray induration  induration of lung tissue in or after pneumonia, without the pigmentation of brown induration.
penile induration  Peyronie's disease.
red induration  red, congested lung tissue seen in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

induration

(ĭn′də-rā′shən, -dyə-)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being hardened.
2. The act or process of becoming hardened.
3. The hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ, especially the skin, due to inflammation, infiltration of a neoplasm, or accumulation of blood.

induration

[in′dyərā′shən]
Etymology: L, indurare, to make hard
hardening of a tissue, particularly the skin, caused by edema, inflammation, or infiltration by a neoplasm. indurated, adj.

induration

Dermatology A hardened bump on the skin or subcutaneous tissue Medtalk Scleroma A term for hardened tissue. See Keloid Tuberculosis A palpable welling at the site of injection after a Mantoux skin test; the reaction size is the diameter of the indurated area–excluding redness.

in·du·ra·tion

(indūr-āshŭn)
1. The process of becoming extremely firm or hard, or having such physical features.
See: indurated
2. A focus or region of indurated tissue.
Synonym(s): sclerosis (1) .
[L. induratio]

induration

1. Abnormal hardness of tissue as a result of a disease process or injury.
2. Hardening of tissue.

Induration

An abnormally hard spot or area on the skin. The tuberculin skin test produces an induration at the test site in persons who have been exposed to TB.
Mentioned in: Tuberculin Skin Test

in·du·ra·tion

(indūr-āshŭn)
1. Process of becoming extremely firm or hard, or having such physical features.
2. A focus or region of indurated tissue.
Synonym(s): sclerosis (1) .
[L. induratio]

induration,

n 1. the hardening of tissue, usually because of the accumulation of cells from an inflamed or infected site. Also called
sclerosis when caused by inflammation. 2. an accumulation of hard tissue.

induration

the quality of being hard; the process of hardening; an abnormally hard spot or place.

black induration
the hardening and pigmentation of the lung tissue, as in pneumonia.
brown induration
1. a deposit of altered blood pigment in the lung in pneumonia.
2. an increase of the pulmonary connective tissue and excessive pigmentation, due to chronic congestion from valvular heart disease, or to anthracosis.
cyanotic induration
hardening of an organ from chronic venous congestion.
granular induration
cirrhosis.
gray induration
induration of lung tissue in or after pneumonia, without pigmentation.
red induration
interstitial pneumonia in which the lung is red and congested.