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1. the quality of being hard.
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.
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.
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Aetiology CHF, Goodpasture’s disease, hemosiderosis, mechanical obstruction of pulmonary vein, mitral valve stenosis
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brown indurationA pathological description of lung tissue featuring acute congestion and water-logging (oedema) with blood in the air sacs (alveoli).
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