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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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