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Fibrosis
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Micrograph of a heart showing fibrosis (yellow - left of image) and amyloid deposition (brown - right of image). Movat's stain.
MeSH D005355

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Definition

Fibrosis is the presence of excessive collagen in an organ or tissue. Since collagen is a normal constituent of most organs and tissues, it is the amount of collagen, rather than its mere presence, that defines fibrosis. Scarring is confluent fibrosis that obliterates the architecture of the underlying organ or tissue.

Examples of fibrosis in various organs

Micrograph showing cirrhosis of the liver. The tissue in this example is stained with a trichrome stain, in which fibrosis is colored blue. The red areas are the nodular liver tissue

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