What does fibrosis mean?

Definitions for fibrosis
faɪˈbroʊ sɪsfi·bro·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fibrosisnoun

    development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ

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  1. fibrosisnoun

    The formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ

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  1. Fibrosis

    Fibrosis, also known as fibrotic scarring, is a pathological wound healing in which connective tissue replaces normal parenchymal tissue to the extent that it goes unchecked, leading to considerable tissue remodelling and the formation of permanent scar tissue.Repeated injuries, chronic inflammation and repair are susceptible to fibrosis where an accidental excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix components, such as the collagen is produced by fibroblasts, leading to the formation of a permanent fibrotic scar.In response to injury, this is called scarring, and if fibrosis arises from a single cell line, this is called a fibroma. Physiologically, fibrosis acts to deposit connective tissue, which can interfere with or totally inhibit the normal architecture and function of the underlying organ or tissue. Fibrosis can be used to describe the pathological state of excess deposition of fibrous tissue, as well as the process of connective tissue deposition in healing. Defined by the pathological accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, fibrosis results in scarring and thickening of the affected tissue — it is in essence an exaggerated wound healing response which interferes with normal organ function.

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  1. fibrosis

    Fibrosis is a medical term referring to the thickening or scarring of tissue, often as a result of a long-standing inflammation or chronic injury. This process generally involves an excessive accumulation of proteins, particularly collagen, in the tissue which can lead to dysfunction or failure of the organ affected. It can occur in many parts of the body including the lungs, heart, kidneys, and liver.

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  1. Fibrosis

    Fibrosis is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process. This can be a reactive, benign, or pathological state. In response to injury this is called scarring and if fibrosis arises from a single cell line this is called a fibroma. Physiologically this acts to deposit connective tissue, which can obliterate the architecture and function of the underlying organ or tissue. Fibrosis can be used to describe the pathological state of excess deposition of fibrous tissue, as well as the process of connective tissue deposition in healing.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fibrosis

    Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fibrosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fibrosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fibrosis in a Sentence

  1. Channan Petrides:

    Cystic fibrosis feels like having a plastic bag over your head and breathing through a straw, so a lot of patients who have transplants have to learn to breathe again because they aren’t used to taking in that much air.

  2. Saju Mathew:

    So, if a 17-year -old has severe asthma, maybe cystic fibrosis, or some kind of underlying pulmonary condition especially, I would hands-down recommend a booster shot, but I'm not comfortable giving a universal, broad recommendation for all adolescents at this point, until we have enough data.

  3. Channan Petrides:

    People struggle to believe how ill I am because I don’t look it, but the truth is that I do only have a certain amount of time left to live, we really need better understanding of cystic fibrosis and how to treat it.

  4. Michael Weyant:

    As the only hospital in our region able to provide lung transplants, University of Colorado Hospital is able to care for Cystic Fibrosis patients throughout the full course of this devastating disease, we perform a large number of lung transplants and liver transplants each year, but combining the two transplants into the same surgery is rare, and this will enable the patient to recover more quickly and get back to his life.

  5. Erin Michos:

    What we know about the dangers of this impurity comes primarily from laboratory studies. It is a toxin that can affect the liver and cause liver fibrosis or scarring and liver tumors in rats. So it is assumed to be toxic to humans, as well, in these animal studies, they usually give large quantities, so again, the risk is likely not the same equivalent in humans.

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