fi·​bro·​sis | \ fī-ˈbrō-səs \

Definition of fibrosis

: a condition marked by increase of interstitial fibrous tissue

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Other Words from fibrosis

fibrotic \ fī-​ˈbrä-​tik \ adjective

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The first mention of asbestos in a medical journal came in the British Medical Journal in 1924, when Willian Cooke was studying illness and death from fibrosis of the lungs and tuberculosis among workers in an asbestos spinning room. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Asbestos, And Why Did We Use It So Much?," 7 Aug. 2018 Samumed, which employs a little more than 150 people in San Diego, is conducting human clinical trials of drugs to treat cancer, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and several other diseases. Bradley J. Fikes,, "From cancer to genetic diseases, San Diego's march of drugs progresses," 10 June 2018 The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, said his wife, Cynthia Benson. Peter Condliffe, Washington Post, "Community deaths," 2 July 2018 There was a more modest reduction in the most troublesome tissue-scarring process known as fibrosis. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "With positive data, Madrigal Pharma joins lucrative race for drug to treat fatty liver disease," 31 May 2018 Her 24-year-old daughter, Dawn, died of cardiomyopathy with fibrosis, a heart problem, and was found dead in her apartment on April 12, 1990. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "A name for grief that goes on and on," 16 May 2018 The report cites myocardial fibrosis and inflammation of an unknown cause. Keith Bierygolick,, "How does a 33-year-old die two months after moving here from India? A coroner's report now provides some answers," 15 June 2018 Gorham was the head coach at Sacred Heart from 2004-11 season before idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease, forced him to step down, and ultimately required him to undergo a double lung transplant and double leg amputation. . ., "World Cup referees prepared to take good long look at video reviews," 13 June 2018 The American Lung Association brings a support group for individuals with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer , and their caregivers., "Coral Springs and Coconut Creek area events, June 13-23," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of fibrosis

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fibrosis

New Latin

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fi·​bro·​sis | \ fī-ˈbrō-səs \
plural fibroses\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of fibrosis

: a condition marked by increase of interstitial fibrous tissue : fibrous degeneration

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