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.
The morphology of lesions is consistent with a localized eczematous reaction, with induration, oozing, crusting, and/or scaling.
The most common reported AEs occurred at the implant site and included hematoma, pain/tenderness, erythema, induration and pruritus for the 62mg; 54mg and placebo groups respectively.
Lesions of AD are characterised by erythema (redness), induration (hardening)/papulation (formulation of papules), and oozing/crusting.
The main complaint of the patients with penile MD is induration on the back of the penis with or without pain (6).
In another study, it was detected to be the tuberculin skin test (TST) reactive of 122 HCWs (31%) (induration >5 mm), at a previous screening in the past.
Efficacy was calculated in terms of clinical response (more than 75% reduction in size and induration of lesion) achieved at 8 weeks' time, which was measured by palpation and ruler using two largest perpendicular diameters.
These four areas are assessed on the basis of extent of erythema, induration, desquamation of plaques and total surface area of the body involved.
Health care staff members and volunteers identified as contacts were screened with TSTs; tests with induration [greater than or equal to] 5 mm was considered a positive result.
Injection site erythema, injection site induration, diarrhea, anxiety, and depression were the most common adverse events that led to discontinuation.
The material is characterized by good fluidity, and the slurry induration features slight expansion, strong plasticity, and rapid solidification; it is greatly applicable for the sealing of gas drainage boreholes.