pseudomembrane

SYN: false membrane.

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pseu·do·mem·brane -'mem-.brān n FALSE MEMBRANE

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n.
a false membrane, consisting of a layer of exudate on the surface of the skin or a mucous membrane. In diphtheria a pseudomembrane forms in the throat.

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pseu·do·mem·brane (soo″do-memґbrān) a layer resembling an organized and living membrane, but made up of coagulated fibrin with bacteria and leukocytes, such as may be formed on mucous membranes in diphtheria or in the colon with Clostridium difficile infection. Called also false membrane and neomembrane. pseudomembranous adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pseudomembrane — [ psødomɑ̃bran ] n. f. • 1846; de pseudo et membrane ♦ Méd. Production pathologique inflammatoire à la surface d une muqueuse, ressemblant à une membrane et formée par une accumulation de fibrine. Adj. PSEUDOMEMBRANEUX, EUSE , 1820 . Angine… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pseudomembrane — n. a false membrane, consisting of a layer of exudate on the surface of the skin or a mucous membrane. In diphtheria a pseudomembrane forms in the throat. In pseudomembranous colitis, a disease caused by Clostridium difficile that usually follows …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pseudomembrane — n. false membrane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pseudomembrane — pseu·do·membrane …   English syllables

  • pseudomembrane — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Пленка Фибриновая (Pseudomembrane) — пленчатый налет, содержащий слой экссудата на поверхности кожи или слизистой оболочки. При дифтерии такая пленка обычно образуется в гортани, трахее и бронхах. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • pseudomembraneux — pseudomembrane [ psødomɑ̃bran ] n. f. • 1846; de pseudo et membrane ♦ Méd. Production pathologique inflammatoire à la surface d une muqueuse, ressemblant à une membrane et formée par une accumulation de fibrine. Adj. PSEUDOMEMBRANEUX, EUSE , 1820 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ПЛЕНКА ФИБРИНОВАЯ — (pseudomembrane) пленчатый налет, содержащий слой экссудата на поверхности кожи или слизистой оболочки. При дифтерии такая пленка обычно образуется в гортани, трахее и бронхах …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Clostridium difficile — C. difficile colonies on a blood agar plate …   Wikipedia

  • Diphtheria — Classification and external resources Diphtheria causes a characteristic swollen neck, sometimes referred to as “bull neck”. ICD 10 A …   Wikipedia

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