Mucoid degeneration

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a form of degeneration in which the tissues are transformed into a semisolid substance resembling mucus.
- Quain.

See also: Mucoid

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Recent study has focused on the biomechanics of the mitral valve, and the possible implications of myxomatous degeneration (20, 42).
"Right now there's one group [from Japan] that has been traveling throughout the world doing mitral valve repairs on dogs with myxomatous degeneration of the valves."
Hippocrates provided the earliest description suggesting it was "a knot of tissue containing mucoid flesh." Modem ideas suggest that ganglia develop from connective tissue by myxomatous degeneration.