pancreatic fibrosis


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Noun1.pancreatic fibrosis - the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; no cure is known
monogenic disease, monogenic disorder - an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
fibrosis - development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
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The second is the oxidative pathway, which activates the stellate cells, leading to pancreatic fibrosis.
One patient had pseudopancreatic cyst by ultrasound abdomen and one patient had pancreatic fibrosis.
Hepatic and pancreatic stellate cells (HSCs and PSCs) have been considered to be closely associated with the pathogenesis of fibrosis, offering a hopeful therapeutic target for treating hepatic and pancreatic fibrosis.
Involvement of angiotensin II and reactive oxygen species in pancreatic fibrosis," Pancreatology, vol.
Apte was the first in the world to develop a method to isolate pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), a technique which provided a research tool for studying the path that pancreatic fibrosis (scarring of the pancreas) takes.