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malacia

 [mal-la´she-ah]
softening of a part or tissue related to a disease or other abnormal condition.
tracheal malacia tracheomalacia.
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ma·la·ci·a

(mă-lā'shē-ă),
A softening or loss of consistency and contiguity in any of the organs or tissues. Also used as a combining form in the suffix position. Synonym(s): mollities (2)
Synonym(s): malacosis
[G. malakia, a softness]
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malacia

An obsolete term for a pathologic state of tissue softening, typified by necrosis; the term survives only in the root form, -malacia (e.g., osteomalacia).
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ma·la·ci·a

(mă-lā'shē-ă)
A softening or loss of consistency and contiguity in any of the organs or tissues. Also used as a combining form in the suffix position.
Synonym(s): mollities (2) , malacosis.
[G. malakia, a softness]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Subsequent bronchoscopies confirmed tracheal deformity and tracheal malacia. At age 26 years she underwent reconstructive tracheal surgery that failed, which led to the placement of a tracheal stent that acted as a functional airway.
"In view of the complications that can result from gastroesophageal reflux into the respiratory tract and the relationship between chronic lung disease and reflux, our results suggest that treatment with antireflux positioning and, possibly, medication to prevent chronic respiratory symptoms should be considered among infants with large-airways malacia," they added.
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Cassie, as her family calls her, has severe cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia with underlying hypotonia, periventricular malacia (brain damage affecting the white matter), cortical/visual impairments, and reactive airway disease.
Softening (malacia) of the cartilage (chondro) of the kneecap is painful and can interfere with performance.
Malnutrition among the young is also a severe problem giving rise to problems like anaemia, goiter, keratomalacia, rickets, scurvy osteo malacia, etc.
Other complications that may occur during anesthetic recovery include skeletal fractures, spinal cord malacia, post-anaesthetic neuropathies and post-anaesthetic respiratory obstructions (JOHNSTON et al, 2002; WAGNER, 2008; DUGDALE & TAYLOR, 2016).
A) Olfactory bulb, 7 dpe, showing diffuse and severe neuropil malacia with mild cavitation and focal hemorrhages.
(22) Results of other studies that evaluated the effects of inhaled (32 agonists on lung function in infants with malacia or recurrent wheeze indicated that infants with malacia were no more likely to worsen after inhaled bronchodilator administration than those without malacia.
However, this approach was ineffective for treating patients with airway collapse or malacia.