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Fibrosis

Synonym(s)

  • desmoplasia
  • fibroplasia

Definition(s)

Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The growth of fibrous tissue.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014