Hepatization
Hepatization Hep`a*ti*za"tion, n. 1. (Chem.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. F. h['e]patisation.] (Med.) Conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hepatization — is conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air.Further reading* [http://books.google.com/books?id=C1aRv0SoaQEC pg=PA174 lpg=PA174… …   Wikipedia

  • hepatization — (Amer.) n. impregnation with sulfureted hydrogen gas; (Medicine) consolidation into a substance which resembles liver (also hepatisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hepatization — n. the conversion of lung tissue, which normally holds air, into a solid liver like mass during the course of acute lobar pneumonia. In the early stages of lobar pneumonia, the lungs show red hepatization due to the presence of red and white… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hepatization — noun The conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air …   Wiktionary

  • hepatization — Conversion of a loose tissue into a firm mass like the substance of the liver macroscopically, denoting especially such a change in the lungs in the consolidation of pneumonia. gray h. the second stage of h. in pneumonia, when the …   Medical dictionary

  • hepatization — hep·a·ti·za·tion …   English syllables

  • hepatization — ˌhepəd.ə̇ˈzāshən, pəˌtīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: hepat + ization : conversion of tissue (as of the lungs in pneumonia) into a substance resembling liver tissue in which the affected tissue may become solidified …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow hepatization — hepatization in which lung tissue is yellowish from a purulent exudate …   Medical dictionary

  • gray hepatization — a usually late stage of hepatization in which the affected lung tissue is grayish …   Medical dictionary

  • red hepatization — a usually early stage of hepatization in which the solidified lung tissue is red from excess of blood …   Medical dictionary

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