hepatization


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hepatization

(ˌhɛpətaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

hepatisation

n
(Pathology) pathol the transformation of tissue into a liver-like substance, esp of the lungs in pneumonia
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Samples collected according to [14], three hundred pneumonic sheep lungs samples which showed congestion, emphysematous lesion and hepatization were collected from sheep in slaughter houses in Al Diwaniyah governorate of Iraq.
Further observation showed that lung samples tend to have a combination of two or more lesions like lung showing gray hepatization (Plate 4) with areas of consolidation (Plate 1), and edematous lung with areas of atelectasis (Plate2).
Gross pathologic lesions were localized exclusively to the lung, where severe pleuropneumonia with partial hepatization was observed (Figure, panel A).