Aschoff body


Asch·​off body ˈä-ˌshȯf- How to pronounce Aschoff body (audio)
: one of the small nodules in heart muscle that are typical of rheumatic heart disease and consist of swollen collagen, cells, and fibrils
also : one of the similar but larger nodules found under the skin especially in rheumatic fever or polyarthritis

called also Aschoff nodule

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“Aschoff body.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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