malacia


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malacia

(məˈleɪʃɪə)
n
(Pathology) the pathological softening of an organ or tissue, such as bone
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Noun1.malacia - a state of abnormal softening of tissue
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
osteomalacia - abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D
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Areas of tissue necrosis (malacia), edema, perivascular lymphocyte cuffing, parenchymal lymphocyte infiltration, and glial activation were found in the brains of all patients in the white and gray matter in a random distribution (Figure 1, panel A).
His giggle sounds different from other children's because of tracheobronchial malacia, a condition that affects his airway.
Histologically, there was neuropil edema and hemorrhage in the white matter scattered in several areas of the telencephalon (Figure 1C) and near the hemorrhagic areas foci of malacia, reactive astrocytes and some inflammatory cells were observed (Figure 1C).
Aldiss's The Malacia Tapestry, Gunn writes, "Fantasy exists in a world other than our own, but science fiction exists in a world that our world might become or from which it has developed," concluding that "[S]cience fiction is about change.
All of the participants received the neuropsychological test including the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA),[15] the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD),[16] and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).[17] A conventional MRI examination was administered to exclude participants with cerebral infarction, malacia, or tumor lesions.
Lesions such as malacia in articular cartilage, blister fissure, or eburnation were evaluated during arthroscopy visually or by means of a probe and staged according to Outerbridge's classification.
Postfixation, longitudinal sectioning of the cerebellum revealed generalized attenuation of folia with a discrete, regionally extensive focus of malacia as indicated by softening and yellow discoloration of the neuropil (Fig 2).
Accumulation of GAGs in the lower respiratory tract causes softening and weakness of the supporting cartilage, resulting in tracheobronchial stenosis and malacia [7].
Narrowing at the distal part of the respiratory system and malacia in the upper and lower airways were the most frequent reported abnormalities of this syndrome.
The bad body odor and fetid nasal discharge were emitted as a result of accompanying paranasal sinusitis, and as a result of malacia of decomposed tumour masses.