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1. the quality of being hard.
3. an abnormally hard spot or place. adj., adj indura´tive.
black induration the hardening and pigmentation of the lung tissue seen in coal workers' pneumoconiosis.
1. a deposit of altered blood pigment in the lung in pneumonia.
2. increase of the pulmonary connective tissue and excessive pigmentation, due to chronic congestion from valvular heart disease, or to anthracosis. See also gray induration.
cyanotic induration hardening of an organ from chronic venous congestion.
granular induration cirrhosis.
gray induration induration of lung tissue in or after pneumonia, without the pigmentation seen in brown induration.
red induration red, congested lung tissue seen in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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a condition observed in lungs in which there is an advanced degree of acute passive congestion, acute pneumonitis or a similar pathologic process.
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red in·dur·a·tion(red in'dŭr-ā'shŭn)
A condition observed in lungs in which there is an advanced degree of acute passive congestion, or acute pneumonitis (sometimes termed interstitial pneumonia), or a similar pathologic process.
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