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.
In the study, GPS was well tolerated, with the most common side effects being Grade 1/2 injection site reactions, fatigue, and skin induration.
The most common adverse events reported in clinical trials include injection site induration, erythema, and pruritis.
Test interpretation depends on the patient's risk category, with either a 5-mm, 10-mm, or 15-mm induration being classified as a positive result (table 27).
Induration of more than 10 mm was suggestive of infection with mycobacterium tuberculosis.
President Bashir arrived here Friday for the ceremony marking the induration of President Kagame for a third term in office.
Perineal nodular induration (PNI), or biker's nodule, is a rare, bothersome, pseudotumour.
Interpretation of TST by induration and risk category
6 Endermic induration and inflammation in injection site can influence the insulin absorption and change qualities of insulin to some extent.
Injection site reactions, including infection, bleeding, pain and tenderness, nodules, swelling, and induration, have occurred with Sustol.
Demographic information including age, sex, size and site of the lesions were completed and induration of the lesions were assessed with ruler through Sokal method.
All four nurses had negative TSTs in 2013, but had induration ranging from 8 mm * to 16 mm during March-May (1).