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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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5) Perineal nodular induration (PNI) also known as biker's nodule, cyclist's nodule, ischiatic hygroma, third testicle, or an accessory testicle is a benign pseudotumour that presents most commonly in avid male cyclists with repetitive perineal microtrauma.
Treatment failure - less than 25% reduction in size of; lesion with persisting induration or increase in size of lesion.
Tuberculin skin test showed an induration of more than or equal to 10 mm in 274(34%) cases which was highest in Baluchistan.
There were statistically significant more cases of wound indurations, discharge, erythema in control group (p=0.
15/14 (52/48) 9/9 (50/50) PPD: mean maximal induration, cm (range) 17.
The rate of infection was much higher, with 12% of the group (102) showing a tuberculin skin test (TST) induration of at least 10 mm.
An induration of greater than 14 mm is unlikely to be due to prior BCG vaccination (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on meta-analysis of validation cohort studies).
Induration was measured independently by two study nurses at 48-72 hours, and an average of these two readings was used in data analysis (mean inter-reader variability was [is less than]0.