Definition of Gliosis
1. Noun. a proliferation of astrocytes in damaged areas of the central nervous system. This proliferation usually leads to the formation of a glial scar. ¹
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Definition of Gliosis
1. excessive growth [n GLIOSES]
Medical Definition of Gliosis
1. The production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia; includes astrocytosis, which is a proliferation of astrocytes in the area of a degenerative lesion. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Gliosis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The gliosis, if this be accepted as the essential lesion, is, therefore, ... The relation of this gliosis to blood' vessels has been variously interpreted ..."
2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The present communication describes the histogenesis and histology of a small outbreak of astrocytic gliosis associated with astro- ..."
3. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"We understand by spinal gliosis a neoplastic process in the gray matter of the spinal ... Spinal gliosis. (After a Westphal's specimen in my collection. ..."
4. Organic and functional nervous diseases: A Text-book of Neurology by Moses Allen Starr (1913)
"SYRINGOMYELIA OR gliosis SPINALIS. History. ... tube, hollow ; fws/.o;, marrow) or gliosis spinalis is a disease of the spinal cord characterized by the ..."
5. Clinical Psychiatry by Allen Ross Diefendorf, Emil Kraepelin (1907)
"gliosis of Cortex. — This disease, described by Fuerstner, presents numerous tumorlike accumulations of glia in the superficial layers of the cortex with ..."
6. Neurosyphilis by Elmer Ernest Southard, Harry Caesar Solomon (1917)
"CEREBRAL gliosis (probably non-syphilitic) producing the clinical picture of paretic ... gliosis ..."
7. A Practical Treatise on Nervous Diseases for the Medical Student and General by Frank Savary Pearce (1904)
"gliosis.—Dejerine is the leader of the French school who believes that some of the chronic degenerative diseases are due to proliferation of neuroglia. ..."
8. A Manual of Nervous Diseases by Irving J. Spear (1916)
"SYRINGOMYELIA AND SPINAL gliosis ... spinal gliosis is a condition in which a new-growth takes place in the substance of the spinal cord, without leading to ..."