induration


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in·du·ra·tion

 (ĭn′də-rā′shən, -dyə-)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being hardened.
2. The act or process of becoming hardened.
3. The hardening of a normally soft tissue or organ, especially the skin, due to inflammation, infiltration of a neoplasm, or accumulation of blood.

in•du•ra•tion

(ˌɪn dʊˈreɪ ʃən, -dyʊ-)

n.
1. the act of indurating.
2. the state of being indurated.
3.
b. hardening of rock by heat or pressure.
4. an abnormal hardening of an area of the body.

induration

1. the process of hardening or being hardened.
2. a hardened mass. — indurative, adj.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.induration - any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
disseminated multiple sclerosis, disseminated sclerosis, MS, multiple sclerosis - a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease - thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
arteriolosclerosis - sclerosis of the arterioles
osteosclerosis - abnormal hardening or eburnation of bone
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

in·du·ra·tion

n. induración, endurecimiento que puede suceder en tejidos blandos como en el tejido de las membranas mucosas.

induration

n (lesion) induración f, (skin) endurecimiento
References in classic literature ?
The sinews and muscles, which had once denoted great strength, though shrunken, were still visible; and his whole figure had attained an appearance of induration, which, if it were not for the well known frailty of humanity, would have seemed to bid defiance to the further approaches of decay.
Lotions and creams containing urea have been shown to reduce scaling and cracking; improve dryness and pruritis (itchiness); improve TEWL and water-binding capacity; and reduce induration (roughness).
purified protein derivative antigen quality and manipulation, skin induration interpretation, and injection dose protocols) (15).
Wounds were assessed by visual tracking of wound size, and by presence of redness and induration.
Physical examination showed less induration of the skin, resolution of the periungual erythema, and increased range of movement of the fingers.
There are three stages of an ingrown nail: 1) inflammation, swelling, and pain; 2) inflammation, pain, nonhealing wound and oozing, and granulation tissue; and 3) abscess formation and chronic induration of the lateral nailfold.
Physical examination revealed a marked swelling of the tongue, floor of the mouth, and submandibular area with significant induration, and fibrinous exudates covered the surgical site (figure).
Cystoscopy on initial presentation was suspicious for intramural thickening and induration of the right lateral bladder wall, with questionable involvement of the right ureteric orifice.
Although there was no significant difference between the two groups in breast shrinkage, breast oedema, breast induration (hardening), and pigmentation changes, the benefits of using IMRT in these patients were clear.
Examination revealed a firm, rubbery, non-tender 3 x 2x 2cm sessile swelling with no induration or ulceration (fig 1).
In a child, a Mantoux induration of >2 mm is considered positive in the absence of ART.
This ranges from induration to redness, and some patients have skin discoloration.