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hyalinization

 [hi″ah-lin″ĭ-za´shun]
conversion into a substance resembling glass.
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·i·za·tion

(hī'ă-lin-i-zā'shŭn),
The formation of hyalin.
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hy·a·lin·i·za·tion

(hī'ă-lin-ī-zā'shŭn)
The formation of hyalin.
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hy·a·lin·i·za·tion

(hī'ă-lin-ī-zā'shŭn)
The formation of hyalin.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © 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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Vitamin E is said to have a protective role against renal arteriolar hyalinisation (AH) which may be an indicator of diabetic nephropathy.6 To prevent damages induced by OS various strategies are adopted.
The histopathology showed squamous epithelial lining and subepithelial fibromuscular stroma with areas of hyalinisation suggestive of benign vocal cord nodule.
Microscopically, all hamartomas demonstrated good demarcation with fibrous tissue condensation [Interlobular fibrosis] and hyalinisation. Epitheliosis, apocrine metaplasia, pseudo angiomatous stromal hyperplasia, atrophy and cystically dilated ducts were among the major microscopic features observed.
Hyalinisation (16.9%) was the commonest secondary degenerative change followed by cystic (9%) and myxoid (1.6%) change.
Degenerative changes are typified by relative loss of Antoni type A tissue, perivascular hyalinisation, calcification, cystic necrosis, areas of haemorrhage, presence of degenerative nuclei and quite often misinterpreted as a sarcomatous pleomorphism.
Background showed pools of mucin with areas of hyalinisation. Adjacent stroma (Figure7) showed inflammatory infiltrate composed of plasma cells and eosinophils.