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hyalin

 [hi´ah-lin]
a translucent albuminoid substance obtainable from the products of amyloid degeneration.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·a·lin

(hī'ă-lin),
A clear, eosinophilic, homogeneous substance occurring in cellular degeneration; for example, in arteriolar walls in arteriolar sclerosis and in glomerular tufts in diabetic glomerulosclerosis.
[G. hyalos, glass]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hyalin

(hī′ə-lĭn) also

hyaline

(-lĭn, -līn′)
n.
1. The uniform matrix of hyaline cartilage.
2. A translucent product of some degenerative skin conditions.
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hy·a·lin

(hī'ă-lin)
A clear, eosinophilic, homogeneous substance occurring in degeneration (e.g., in arteriolar walls in arteriolar sclerosis and in glomerular tufts in diabetic glomerulosclerosis).
[G. hyalos, glass]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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Q. HYALINE MEMBRANE DISEASE in pre-mature infants;what are the causes of it in pregnant women?

A. the cause of Hyaline Membrane disease is pre-mature birth. while the fetus develop, about in the 29th week a substance called surfactant is created in the lungs. this substance's function is to change the surface tension of the fluid in the lungs- therefore decreasing it's force. the surface tension tends to shrink the lungs and can cause the lungs to collapse. so a premature baby wouldn't be able to breath properly.

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Although hyalin bodies were first described in alcoholic liver disease, they are also present in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis,[14] Indian childhood cirrhosis, and Wilson's disease, and in the livers of patients receiving amiodarone therapy.