hyperplastic inflammation


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pro·lif·er·a·tive in·flam·ma·tion

an inflammatory reaction in which the distinguishing feature is an actual increase in the number of tissue cells, especially the reticuloendothelial macrophages, in contrast to cells exuded from blood vessels; in addition, exudates of various types are likely to be observed in granulomas and other forms of proliferative inflammation, but the latter may occur without an exudate being formed (as in certain infections caused by virus).

pro·lif·er·a·tive in·flam·ma·tion

(prō-lif'ĕr-ă-tiv in'flă-mā'shŭn)
An inflammatory reaction in which the distinguishing feature is an increase in the number of tissue cells, especially the reticuloendothelial macrophages, rather than of cells exuded from blood vessels.
Synonym(s): hyperplastic inflammation.

hyperplastic inflammation

Inflammation characterized by excess production of young fibrous tissue. Synonym: proliferative inflammation
See also: inflammation