fibroelastosis


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fibroelastosis

 [fi″bro-e″las-to´sis]
overgrowth of fibroelastic elements.
endocardial fibroelastosis a condition characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy and conversion of the endocardium into a thick fibroelastic coat, with ventricular capacity sometimes reduced, but often increased, leading to heart failure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fi·bro·e·las·to·sis

(fī'brō-ē'las-tō'sis),
Excessive proliferation of collagenous and elastic fibrous tissue.
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