Granuloma

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granuloma

[‚gran·yə′lō·mə]
(medicine)
A discrete nodular lesion of inflammatory tissue in which granulation is significant.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Granuloma

 

a focal growth of inflammatory origin in the cells of young connective tissue in the form of a small node.

Granuloma develops in connection with various (most often infectious) processes (tuberculosis, syphilis, leprosy, brucellosis, tularemia, actinomycosis), with collagenic diseases (such as rheumatism), and at the sites of entry of foreign bodies. Certain granulomas have more specific names, such as the tubercle in tuberculosis and the gumma in syphilis.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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