induration


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induration

[‚in·də′rā·shən]
(biology)
The process of hardening, especially by increasing the fibrous elements.
(geology)
The hardening of a rock material by the application of heat or pressure or by the introduction of a cementing material.
A hardened mass formed by such processes.
The hardening of a soil horizon by chemical action to form a hardpan.
(medicine)
Hardening of a tissue or organ due to an accumulation of blood, inflammation, or neoplastic growth.
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Only comparison of the approved dose of GA and IFNB showed a significantly higher incidence of pain (17% for GA versus 8% for IFNB), pruritus (8% versus 1%), induration (5% versus 1%), swelling (4% versus 1%) and irritation (3% versus 1%) at the injection site with GA.
A 5 mm cut-off point was adopted for a positive test result in subjects with active disease; for other persons with an increased probability of recent infection or with other clinical conditions that increase the risk for progression to active TB, > 10 mm of induration is considered positive for persons at low risk for TB, for whom tuberculin testing is not generally indicated, > 15 mm of induration is considered positive.
On examination, he had diffuse induration of skin on face, trunk, arms and legs, and consistent pressure demonstrated a brawny edema.
To date, the FDA's adverse-event reporting program has received reports of 196 injection-site reactions, including cellulitis, induration, hematoma, abscess, sterile abscess, and necrosis.
Improvement" generally implies reduction of induration, reduction of contractures, or improved mobility.
Most local skin side effects to imiquimod are mild to moderate and include erythema (redness), erosion, flaking, edema (swelling), scabbing, and induration (hardening) at the wart site.
The response was determined 48 hr after application, with an induration of > 2 mm considered positive for each antigen.
Next, she assesses surrounding skin color, notes edema, tests induration (firmness of tissue around the wound) and granulation.
Hypervitaminosis A is a well-described paediatricentity: The most common clinical manifestation of which includes bone pain and tenderness, occasionally associated with subcutaneous induration.
Process Systems which include plants and systems for high-temperature roasting, induration, reduction and calcining of ores and minerals.
VIVITROL injections may be followed by pain, tenderness, induration, swelling, erythema, bruising or pruritus; however, in some cases injection site reactions may be very severe.
pain, swelling, and induration of the submental area; all cases of dysphagia spontaneously resolved (range 1-81 days, median 3 days).