• WordNet 3.6
    • n sclerosis any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sclerosis (Bot) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification.
    • Sclerosis (Med) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sclerosis A hardening or induration; specifically, the increase of the sustentacular tissue (neuroglia, or connective tissue) of a part at the expense of the more active tissue.
    • n sclerosis In botany, the induration of a tissue or cell-wall either by thickening of the membranes or by their lignification (that is, by the formation of lignin in them).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sclerosis a hardening:
    • ns Sclerosis (bot.) the induration of a tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. (, fr. sklhro`s hard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sklēros, hard.


In literature:

You must have read his little book on sclerosis of the posterior columns.
"Round the Red Lamp" by Arthur Conan Doyle
There is some sclerosis, at least it is very probable.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
A combination of tabes with lateral sclerosis, or with general paralysis of the insane, is sometimes seen, but needs no special consideration.
"Fat and Blood" by S. Weir Mitchell
Evidently a case of advanced arterio-sclerosis.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Arterio-sclerosis may lead to thrombosis, embolism, or aneurism.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
In some cases the signs were permanent and followed by evidence of local sclerosis.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
If the sclerosis is extreme and the secretory tissue undergoes atrophy, myxoedema may result.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
I was also taught that arterio-sclerosis was another disease of old age, and all men were heir to it.
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower
You must have read his little book on sclerosis of the posterior columns.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
Sclerosis of coronary artery.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
On Sclerosis of the Spinal Cord.
"How to Care for the Insane" by William D. Granger
General opinion is that smoking lessens the pulse rate and slightly increases the blood pressure, and that it is a cause of arterio-sclerosis.
"Tobacco Leaves" by W. A. Brennan
Associated with such changes in the aorta and large branches is marked sclerosis of the smaller arteries.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
It seems to produce a sclerosis of the pyramidal tracts of the cord.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
A marked example of this is the monotonous scanning speech of cerebro-spinal sclerosis.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Multiple sclerosis, 64, 117.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
Abnormal irritability and inertia, and a tendency to dessimated sclerosis.
"The Romance of His Life" by Mary Cholmondeley
Its institutions petrify into rigidity; there is social arterial sclerosis.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

In news:

The scientists next plan to test the approach in patients with multiple sclerosis, and in those with Type 1 diabetes or immunity -linked airway diseases such as asthma.
Multiple sclerosis study uses nanoparticles to stop immune system from attacking.
Food and Drug Administration warns of dangers associated with " Liberation " treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Marilynn Lovell Matz, an actress on television in the 1950s and 1960s who later became a therapist and AIDS activist, died April 13 in Los Angeles after a 30-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
My wife (like you) has multiple sclerosis. My MS Manager™, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's Mobile Phone App for the MS Community, Launches in the Android Marketplace.
Food and Drug Administration warns of dangers associated with "Liberation" treatment for multiple sclerosis .
Living with multiple sclerosis .
New multiple sclerosis medications offer options.
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding undergoing treatment for multiple sclerosis .
Wild goalie Harding has multiple sclerosis .
Wild Goaltender Harding Has Multiple Sclerosis .
Multiple sclerosis study uses nanoparticles to stop immune system from attacking.
A Treatment Option for Patients with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis .
Developing a New Blood Test for Multiple Sclerosis .

In science:

Proteome Profiling in Murine Models of Multiple Sclerosis: Identification of Stage Specific Markers and Culprits for Tissue Damage.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
Reliable measurement of the myelin signal, independent of the other water in the brain, would provide a means to study how the myelin is affected in diseases such as multiple sclerosis (7, 8) and schizophrenia (9).
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
Fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) is useful in the diagnosis of certain pathologies such as periventricular white-matter lesion in multiple sclerosis.
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Impaired small-world efficiency in structural cortical networks in multiple sclerosis associated with white matter lesion load.
Recursive Shortest Path Algorithm with Application to Density-integration of Weighted Graphs