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hepatization

 [hep″ah-tĭ-za´shun]
consolidation of tissue into a liverlike mass, especially as occurs in the lung in lobar pneumonia. The early stage, in which the pulmonary exudate is blood stained, is called red hepatization. The later stage, in which the red blood cells disintegrate and a fibrinosuppurative exudate persists, is called gray hepatization.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hep·a·ti·za·tion

(hep'ă-ti-zā'shŭn),
Conversion of a loose tissue into a firm mass like the substance of the liver macroscopically, denoting especially such a change in the lungs in the consolidation of pneumonia.
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hepatization

Pulmonology The transformation of a tissue that is normally fluffy to one with a liver-like consistency, classically described as acquired firmness of lungs, commonly seen in lobar pneumonia–LP, especially if caused by.S pneumoniae types 1, 3, 7 and 2, as well as other streptococci, Klebsiella spp, staphylococci and gram-negative rods; hepatization occurs primarily in the elderly and infants
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hep·a·ti·za·tion

(hep'ă-tī-zā'shŭn)
Conversion of a loose tissue into a firm mass like the substance of the liver macroscopically, denoting especially such a change in the lungs in the consolidation of pneumonia.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012