Definition - What does Fibrosis mean?

Fibrosis is defined as the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or other type of tissue, which can either be in a reactive, benign, or pathological state. This is called scarring when it happens in response to an injury. Fibrosis acts to distribute connective tissue and this can destroy the normal process of the tissue below.

Safeopedia explains Fibrosis

Fibrosis is similar to the process of scarring and is a repair function of the body that occurs to close gaps in the flesh and repair damage, however, it is often used to describe a health condition where this happens in an out of control manner and can cause organs to stop functioning properly. This can be caused by environmental contaminants, genetics, diseases and other factors.

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