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fibrosis

the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing

fibrosis

[fī′brō·səs]
(medicine)
Growth of fibrous connective tissue in an organ or part in excess of that naturally present.
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Effects of cytokines on carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrogenesis in ratsWorld J Gastroenterol.
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The three biomarkers that are combined to obtain the ELF score reflect integral extracellular matrix (ECM) components of fibrogenesis and fibrolysis processes which correlate to the progression of disease.
Fibrogenesis and fibrolysis in collagenous colitis: patterns of procollagen types I and IV matrix-metalloproteinase-1 and -13 and TMP-1 gene expression.
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Others discuss the molecular and physiological aspects of the angiotensin IV-ondulain regulated aminopeptidase interaction, its regulatory effects on cellular function, its biochemical and physiological actions and role in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, its effects in renal fibrogenesis, the role of vitamin D in the modulation of the pancreatic rennin-angiotensin system, and pharmacotherapeutic effects of angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers.
The antioxidant and antifibrogenic effects of the glycosaminoglycans hyaluronic acid and chondroitin-4-sulphate in a subchronic rat model of carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrogenesis.
However, repeated injury to the liver, such as from toxins or hepatic viruses, leads to fibrogenesis prevailing over fibrolysis.
Sequential acetaldehyde production, lipid peroxidation and fibrogenesis in micropig model of alcohol-induced liver disease.
Considering the central role of activated MFb in fibroblastic foci formation, collagen accumulation and fibrogenesis in lung (Todd et al.
Short-term peaks in glucose promote renal fibrogenesis independently of total glucose exposure.
To a remarkable degree, all but the most advanced stages of cirrhosis are reversible once the toxic, infectious, immune or metabolic causes of inflammation and fibrogenesis are eliminated.